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Arsenal Reveal Home Kit for 2011/12 Season: 125th Anniversary Photos

arsenal shirt 1 Arsenal Reveal Home Kit for 2011/12 Season: 125th Anniversary Photos

We’ve finally got our hands on photos of Arsenal’s home kit for the 2011-12 season courtesy of leaked photos taken from Arsenal’s upcoming product catalog.

In December 2010, we published a photo of the Arsenal home shirt design. And as you can see, it was close to what the above shirt looked like. The biggest difference is the single red stripe down the side of the shirt which is a new feature that an Arsenal home shirt design has never had. Arsenal shirts have had three red Adidas stripes before, but never one. The other prominent feature is the 125th year anniversary crest. As we showed you two weeks ago, the crest features the word ‘Forward’ under it. According to, the 15 laurel leaves to the left side of the crest reflect the design detail on the reverse of the six pence pieces paid by 15 men to establish the club – the laurel leaves also represent strength. The 15 oak leaves to the right of the crest give a nod to the founders who, as you probably know, would meet in the Royal Oak pub. Underneath the crest is one of the first recorded mottos related to armament and battle – ‘Forward’.

The shirt will be available for pre-order after midnight tonight (as we told you last week) and will officially be available as of June 9. Expect Arsenal’s website to be launching more photos of the shirt tomorrow.

In the meantime, here’s another photo of the shirt featuring an action shot with Gael Clichy:

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What’s your opinion regarding the new Arsenal home kit for the 2011/12 season? Share your feedback in the comments section below.

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14 Responses to Arsenal Reveal Home Kit for 2011/12 Season: 125th Anniversary Photos

  1. Jonathan says:

    I like it..bit for me its very much the same as the current one. Its becoming more and more.expensive to be an arsenal supporter.

  2. Jacob says:

    Don’t really like the way the crest is just white. Even if the cannon was gold would be good.

  3. Liam says:

    “Its becoming more and more.expensive to be an arsenal supporter” i agree with you on terms of ticket prices but most teams now only tweak their kits from season to season, just look at Chelsea. They’re the best example

  4. david short says:

    It’s ok, will still buy it as have every top since 30′s but they needed to go a bit old skool with it, maybe just the cannon with gold wreath around it and have some balls to make the sponsor smaller and under the badge and leave the stomach area arsenal red….gunners forever

  5. Ross says:

    What’s the bloody difference?!

  6. Ben says:

    It’s ok i suppose, will still by it but i would prefer the choler to be white + its very similar to the kit we have this season and the socks shouls be white, not red. But still ARSENAL 1-0 Man.Utd get in there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. patrick says:

    WHO ARE YA!!

  8. brn442 says:

    “Arsenal shirts have had three red Adidas stripes before, but never one.”

    Gaffer, I could have sworn they had a stripe on their 2000/2 home shirt.

  9. Kris says:

    The shirt is ok

  10. david short says:

    pre-ordered, just a shame it wont have gold premier league patches….again, if the rumours are true about the away shirt it is hideous, navy and sky blue

  11. Iconpyro says:

    I was at the emirates during the week of the ManU game and they did confirm it will be Dark blue with a diagonal cut of light blue with the white 125 yr anniversary crest.

  12. jonathan arthur says:

    i like it,it is vary nice and i hope arsenal is going win the 20112012 season with this new kit for next season.

  13. Usiju says:

    Daz ok! But Diaby should leav pls

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