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Arsenal 2012/13 Home Shirt Leaked? Has Gruesome Navy Collar & Cuffs (Photo)

By Chris Wright

Right. Straight off the bat, Pies would like to clarify that we’re not saying this is 100% definitely the design for Arsenal’s new home kit for 2012/13.

What we are saying is that this mock-up has been drafted by Arsenalinsider, who have a decent hit-rate on these sorts of things and who are also claiming to have been privy to a photo of the actual design courtesy of a deepthroat informant in the Nike camp and that they are willing to stand by their reproduction ‘such is the strength of belief in their source’.

Make of that what you will.

Here’s AI’s preliminary mock-up, which is just an altered version of an existing Arsenal strip, which shows that – along with the classic ‘red with white sleeves’ formation – Nike are hell-bent on tagging on a set of gruesome navy blue (they look black/dark grey on the image, but AI claim they’re navy) collars and cuffs…


Pies verdict? We’re remaining suitably dubious, but that’s nasty. Looks like an knock-off Egypt strip from the early 1990s. For Arsenal’s sake, here’s hoping it’s a wind-up.

Believe/cast aspersions as you see fit, but one thing’s certain; if this design actually comes to fruition, there’s going to be a lot of jilted Gooners out there. How can you get such an elegant strip so wrong?

Anyone out there a fan? Anyone?

[Image: Arsenalinsider]

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By Chris on February 10th, 2012 in Arsenal, Featured, Kits & fashion, Photos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

24 Responses to “Arsenal 2012/13 Home Shirt Leaked? Has Gruesome Navy Collar & Cuffs (Photo)”

  1. C says:

    Black/navy blue on a Arsenal kit? So wrong on so many levels!

  2. bigdutch says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this was actually the kit. Nike can’t make anything nice

  3. muppets says:

    it’s a photoshop of last seasons kit if you look closely. the white and black bits added to the sleeves are clearly nothing like the rest of the sleeves.

  4. Wolf Haley says:

    By jove i think he’s right

    muppets has the eyes of an eagle

  5. snowmanvilla says:


  6. __wowza says:

    @snowmanvilla: thanks for clearing that up. i wouldn’t have been able to sleep otherwise.

  7. Grant says:

    It will let all of our French players feel great, what with two French flags on the shirt!

  8. JP says:

    If the name on the back of that jersey reads “Hazard”, then I could give two S**TS if they take the pitch in that eyesore!!

  9. muppets says:

    @Grant Those would be dutch flags

  10. Bosco says:

    @ JP: AMEN to that brother!

  11. Kathies says:

    A few years ago Man Utd had something similar as their second kit now, don’t ye think?

  12. J says:

    This is clearly a fake. Those sleeves are photoshopped in the ugliest way.

  13. jim says:

    thats clearly photoshopped… they colored in the collar and added the black and white stripes

  14. Kyle says:

    @muppets, agreed. The same goes for the collar. Out of place, and blurry on some edges and sharp on others.

    Also, the navy collar color and navy sleeve color are two distinctly different shades of grey. And yes, they are grey. Not navy.

  15. Del says:

    lol u mad? Arsene would rather buy a player than deck out his team in that! XD

  16. YJ says:

    looks to me like one arsenal shirt on top of another

  17. Man says:

    Clearly the work of a spurs fan

  18. ben says:

    @chris french flag on the sleeves?

  19. adf says:

    Come on, this is a picture of 2009-2010 season kit with quickly photoshopped “cuffs”

  20. Tellitasitis says:

    @ Chris. When you say, “What we are saying is that this mock-up”…”Here’s AI’s preliminary mock-up, which is just an altered version of an existing Arsenal strip” & “It’s only a mock-up, i.e, an impression of the actual design that Arsenalinsider have seen”…can you be a bit clearer. As clearly there are some contributors to this forum who are suggesting that this kit is not real, that it is (god forbid)…a mock-up.

  21. Breaded Eck says:

    It’s a mockup, its drawn up. So stop acting smart and saying ‘Its fake!’ when no one has claimed it wasn’t. But for those who want a photo, here you go.

  22. Jamesie says:

    Looks like a fake to me.

    Can’t wait to see what Woolwich will be`wearing for those exciting Europa League away trips.

  23. Alonso says:

    I think navy suits Arsenal, being that this color is featured in the club’s crest (has also had varius dark blue away kits). Nevertheless, I do not think the color is placed in the right places in this “model”. I have always thought Arsenal’s white sleeves to be amazing. Don’t ruin them!

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