Arsenal will wear their No More Red shirts when they face Oxford United in the FA Cup on Monday night, just as they did last year.

Arsenal players modelling their No More Red kit (Photo via
Arsenal players modelling their No More Red kit (Photo via

Arsenal report that the men’s first-team will wear an on-pitch version of their No More Red kit in their FA Cup tie away to Oxford United on Monday.

The women’s team will also support the initiative by wearing the No More Red training kit and anthem jackets against Chelsea on Sunday, January 15th.

The kit is not available commercially and never will be, only being awarded to a select group of individuals volunteering with Arsenal’s charity partners.

Arsenal also wore these shirts for their FA Cup third-round tie last year, against Nottingham Forest.

Freddie Hudson, Head of Arsenal in the Community, said: “Last year we were proud to launch No More Red with adidas.

“It provided a unique opportunity to highlight almost four decades of our local community work that has helped to keep thousands of young people safe.

“Throughout 2022, we worked in our local area with adidas, and our charity partners to build on our support for young people by providing more high-quality safe spaces to play sport, access to trusted role models and to shine a light on the positive work being done across our community.

“Young people face multiple challenges as they grow up in today’s world and we don’t have all the answers, but we are confident our work makes a significant contribution to the lives of our participants.

“Our hard work must continue and we’re proud to be building on the achievements of the first year of No More Red by adding more social action projects and a volunteer programme that broadens the reach of this powerful initiative.”

Arsenal players and fans modelling the Arsenal No More Red kit (Photo via
Arsenal players and fans modelling the Arsenal No More Red kit (Photo via

Arsenal report that in 2023, No More Red will focus on:

1. Investing in safe spaces to play football, with work planned to redevelop a community pitch in Kings Square Estate, Islington later this month

2. Awarding and recognising local young champions identified as positive influences in their communities

3. Developing social action projects, which will:

  • Bring together groups of young people from the local community and connect them with inspirational talent from the creative and sports industries
  • Include paid opportunities for these young people to work on creative projects that leave a positive mark on their community, such as art installations, community events, and awareness campaigns

It’s good to see Arsenal continuing to push this initiative, with the support of the players, and hopefully, Monday night’s game helps to make a statement.