Arsenal are set to release their new home kit for the 2023/24 season this week, and they intend to wear the shirt in their matches this weekend.
Tim Stillman reports that both the Arsenal men’s and the women’s teams will wear next season’s home shirt for their final games of the season this weekend.
That means the shirt will get its on-field debut on Saturday, when the Arsenal Women face Aston Villa at Meadow Park at 14:30 BST.
The Arsenal men’s team will also then wear the shirt on Sunday, as the Gunners take on Wolves at the Emirates Stadium at 16:30 BST.
As a result, we now know Arsenal will have to officially unveil the new kit before the end of the week. So far, the only pictures we have are from leaks and stores releasing the new shirt ahead of schedule.
It’s become a tradition under Adidas to wear the new shirt on the final day of the previous season, but there had been some debate over whether it would happen this year.
Footy Headlines had reported that Arsenal’s 2023/24 home kit would be released to independent retailers on Friday, June 9th, 2023.
They never ruled out the possibility that Arsenal could sell the kit themselves earlier, and it now appears this may be the case.
Leaked images show that the home kit will have a “Better Scarlet” red colour for the main body, with white raglan sleeves, a zap-line pattern, and a golden trim.
The shirt will feature golden logos on the front, golden Adidas stripes on the sleeves, and a golden zap on the back of the collar.
One of the new goalkeeper kits is also set to be unveiled, with leaks showing it will be a black shirt and shorts with white stripes and logos.
The outfielders’ home shirt has also been spotted on sale early in some locations, with Twitter user @gilangbhisma sharing pictures on social media.