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New Arsenal Home Shirt Is All About The 125th Anniversary Crest

By Herman Miller

This is Arsenal’s (leaked) 125th anniversary home kit, as worn by an onrushing Gael Clichy. It’s fairly standard issue, apart from the crest, which you will notice is surrounded by laurel leaves. Why? Arsenal blog Le Grove has the skinny:

“It has 15 laurel leaves to the left side of the Club’s crest, reflecting 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 Club’s crest give a nod to the founders who would meet in the Royal Oak pub.

“Underneath the crest is one of the first recorded mottos related to armament and battle – Forward.”

There you go. Forward – but still without trophies? Once again a sports company looks to the past to find new ways to fleece you, new ways to redesign the wheel, new ways to package bullshit. That said, you can’t argue with the basic Arsenal home kit, which of course is a design classic. This is no better or worse than any other.

You like the kit peeps?

Image via Caught Offside

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By Ollie Irish on April 30th, 2011 in Arsenal, Featured, Kits & fashion. 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.

10 Responses to “New Arsenal Home Shirt Is All About The 125th Anniversary Crest”

  1. Alex says:

    is clichy wearing a power balance band?? :D not an arsenal supporter, but i love those things

  2. Joe says:

    Love it!

  3. dave says:

    The company who makes the power balance bands actually admitted that they are useless… after I retardedly fell for it and bought one.

  4. Chris also says:

    I like it. I like the nod to the club’s beginnings and the symbolism but then I’m a sucker for history and art so maybe I’m just the kind of sucker they’re aiming to “fleece” with their “bullshit”. Wouldn’t be the first time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kinda average looking really.

  6. Montesquieu says:

    The red bar on the sleeve is pointless but otherwise a nice kit.

  7. wolfusa says:

    the kit is classic, but nothing ruins a perfectly nice crest like a multi-paragraph explanation. just make the damn thing, let people figure it out if they care to, and be done with it.

  8. Adi Dasler says:

    It is a nice top but very similar to their current one.

    The round neck is now red instead of white, and there is a line on the sleeves, that’s it, oh and a stupid overly designed new crest.

    Well done Nike, whatever happened to the gentleman’s agreement to only release kits every 2 years.

  9. zaaker says:

    JUST 1 Comment: Hope theres a low collar line, so that they wont choke anymore

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