As Arsenal get ready to move to Adidas, there was much excitement when Mesut Ozil was pictured wearing a retro Adidas Arsenal jersey.
Little by little we’ve been getting leaks of what the new Adidas kits will look like and it seems like they have been listening to the fans.
Adidas are planning to bring back the classic ‘Bruised Banana’ away kit for Arsenal’s 2019/20 season, according to a recent leak.
FootyHeadlines report that Adidas are going to recreate the classic away kit ‘in a modern way’ for Arsenal next season. The shirt will be predominantly yellow with navy, and the Adidas logo and trims will be red.
FootyHeadlines put a graphic together for illustrative purposes, but note this isn’t the final design:
There’s also a release date of July 2019, as that’s when Arsenal’s current deal with Puma expires. As usual, we’ll have to wait a while before getting the official announcement for something we’ll have already seen long before then.
Every year, FootyHeadlines seems to get access to inside information about the new kits before they’re released, so they’ve become a pretty reliable source at this stage and according to them, Arsenal’s third kit in the 2019/20 season will be blue, as Adidas plan to stick with traditional colours for the three strips in their first campaign back with the club.
The above image is only for illustrative purposes though, and even the exact shade of the new kit isn’t known just yet. All we know for sure is that it’s not going to be black or mint green, but rather a return to blue.
Obviously, there are no doubts about the colour of the home kit, red and white. As a result, we already know the colours of all three strips for next season. Now it’s just about waiting for further leaks of the final designs, before the official release date in July 2019.
We’ll probably get an official announcement at some point too, but those are becoming increasingly pointless, as everyone sees the kit long in advance.
Excitement then ensued a picture was posted of Ozil in an old kit although this seems to be something he’s done on his own rather than any part of a marketing strategy from Adidas The German is also represented by the same company, so who knows.
There have been whispers that Adidas will be doing a more modern version of this kit for Arsenal’s home shirt next season.