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[photo] Official Arsenal 2012/13 Home Kit

Arsenal.com have released official images of the 2012/13 Arsenal home kit, which has now been made available for pre-order. The kit will be officially unveiled on June 7th (whatever that means).

The kit is the same as seen in leaked photos all the way back in February, and I don’t like it now any more than I did three months ago. I just don’t understand what the Nike designers were thinking. Red and white is simple but effective; why the need for the horrible navy stripe on the arms??

The other noticeable difference is that we return to the regular badge after this season’s special logo for the Arsenal’s 125th anniversary.

According to Arsenal.com, the blue stripe is inspired by the socks worn in the 1930s when Arsenal were playing under Herbert Chapman. Chapman apparently designed the socks with the intention of maximising player visibility, thinking that the players would find it easier to spot each other on the pitch. The question I have is why the stripe has now migrated to the shirt? I didn’t realise that the players were finding it so hard to see each other. Then again, that might go some way to explaining some of the dodgy passing we have seen in recent weeks.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below. I would be interested to find out what other Arsenal fans think of the shirt. Maybe not all fans dislike it as much as I do.

To see more of the official photos of the kit click here.

 

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10 thoughts on “[photo] Official Arsenal 2012/13 Home Kit

  1. Afc

    Jesus Christ this kit is dodge city. To be honest tho I couldn’t give two shits about the kit anymore, I’m not buying anymore kits for a long, long time. This arsenal team is a joke, I’m getting tierd watching them, I don’t really enjoy it anymore..the football is slow and crab like, the defence is probably the worst defence I’ve ever seen from a footballing side and I’m not just saying that. I’ve never in all my life seen such bad defending from pros..so help me god it is so bad.. I honestly believe that a blue square premier side could come to arsenal and score. And Ramsey is finished he is so slow and weak. Thanks shawcross. And gervinho is just awful. I don’t mean to moan and I’m not one of these people to go crazy when we lose a game but it’s not looking good. I really dont know how we are going to get past the Manchester clubs, I just can’t see it.

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  2. Mo

    It’s so annoying, Arsenal change strips more times than I change underwear, but at least I have good choice in underwear, what an ugly shirt for next season! I wonder what the away shirt will look like…..

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  3. Faisal

    The tshirt is excellent, the design dont charge with the previous ones. This signifies that they really remember the legends of arsenal.

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  4. leeroysgooners

    This shirt is shocking our home kit should be red and white only makes it look like a man u shirt as the blue looks black..

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  6. Hata

    its look like captain armband to every single player on the field.. it is bcoz we have too many captains in the squad…??? the ref will get confuse , so do we… haha..

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