DAILY MAIL 🔵 Arsenal unveil new Invincibles-inspired home kit
Arsenal unveil new adidas home kit dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Gunners’ famed Invincibles season in a campaign fronted by star man Bukayo Saka
- The Gunners will pay tribute to the record season overseen by Arsene Wenger
- In a change from this season’s red-heavy style, the kit features gold and white
- But Beth Mead and Gio Quieroz leaked the design by mistake earlier this week
Arsenal have unveiled their home kit for the 2023-24 season in a campaign fronted by a raft of stars including Bukayo Saka, Aaron Ramsdale, and Leah Williamson.
The new strip has been designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famed Invincibles season, which saw the Gunners fail to lose a match under manager Arsene Wenger in their pursuit of the Premier League title.
The shirt features a faint lightning bolt pattern, and the sleeves and club badge have been updated with gold detailing to commemorate the championship-winning achievement.
White shorts with gold trim and white socks complement the strip, which looks markedly different to this season’s kit.
Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, and Ben White all sported the new red kit, whilst Aaron Ramsdale posed in a black goalkeeping jersey featuring a diamond print and white accents.
Injured women’s captain Leah Williamson also posed for a portrait in the campaign, no doubt eager to get back into playing kit as she undergoes a spell on the sidelines after rupturing her ACL in late April.
Ahead of Friday’s launch, the new kit design was accidentally leaked by Beth Mead and Gio Querioz, who posed for a picture during the photoshoot that Querioz posted to her Instagram account.
Alongside the photographs, the club released a video fronted by Saka, who recently handed fans a boost after signing a new long-term contract to stay at the Emirates until 2027.
The new deal will catapult the 21-year-old up the standings and make him one of the north London club’s highest earners, drawing a weekly wage of over £300,000.
The confirmation of the England ace’s future with Arsenal – and that of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who signed a new contract with the club last week – comes on the heels of a limp end to Mikel Arteta’s blistering season.
The second-place side’s title charge came to an abrupt half in the face of Manchester City’s grinding dominance and a run of lacklustre results against Southampton, West Ham, and Nottingham Forest in final weeks of their campaign.
In the video shared on the club’s social media accounts, Saka is seen sporting the new strip in the thick of a crowd of fans clustered in a stand at the Emirates, before being roundly applauded.
On the day of filming, Saka thanked fans and told the gathered supporters: ‘I appreciate your love always’, before adding that he would see them on Sunday, when Arsenal face Wolves in the final game of the season.
Although the title slipped from their grasp, the Gunners will be able to celebrate sealing their return to Champions League football for the first time in six years on Sunday.
The club’s fortunes were given a helping hand on Monday after Juventus’ points-deduction ruled them out of qualification, and subsequently moved Arsenal up the coefficient rankings.
The shift should go in the side’s favour ahead of the group stage draw for next season’s competition on August 31.