The Arsenal 21-22 home kit was released this morning. It will be worn on pitch for the first time in Saturday’s friendly against Rangers. Made by Adidas and featuring Emirates as main sponsor, the new home shirt for the Gunners’ introduces a new look based in part on the Condivo 21 template. The Adidas Arsenal FC 2021-2022 shirt introduces a fresh look for the Gunners.
It’s mainly red (‘scarlet’) with white sleeves and side panels. For the first time since Adidas’ return to the club, the 3 Stripes are navy. More navy is present in the form of piping on the collar and sleeve cuffs – the former being based on the Condivo 21 template similar to the Juventus home. After this season’s shirt featured a slightly darker shade of red, the 21-22 edition returns to the same color that was used on the 2018-19 shirt. Inside the collar is the logo of the Arsenal for Everyone initiative.
Arsenal for Everyone was launched in 2008 to promote diversity. The shorts of the Arsenal 2021-2022 home kit are white with red-navy-red Adidas stripes along the sides. The socks are red with white hoops. The Arsenal home kit was launched on July 16th, 2021. It will be available at independent retailers from July 23.
Arsenal defender William Saliba is set for his third loan spell after Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille signed him for the 2021-22 season, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Saliba, signed in 2019 from St Etienne for a reported fee of about 27 million pounds ($37 million), has yet to play for the senior team. As part of the deal, he returned to St Etienne for a season on loan while he also had a six-month loan spell with Nice last season.
“Together with William, we have decided it will be good for his continued development to spend another season on loan,” Arsenal technical director Edu said in a statement. “William joined us as an 18-year-old, and he is still only 20, so he is still developing all the time.” Saliba heads back to France having not partaken in the Gunners’ first warm-up game of a busy pre-season schedule, a 2-1 loss to Hibernian on Tuesday as part of their preparations for the Florida Cup.
Signed on a reported five-year deal in July 2019, Saliba spent the first season of his contract back with Saint-Etienne, making close to a dozen-and-a-half appearances for the club as he helped them to the Coupe de France Final. He unfortunately missed out on a shot at silverware as his deal expired and he returned to north London in the summer of 2020, amid a much-disrupted campaign due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Saliba failed to play a senior game for Arsenal across the first half of last term, before he was shipped off to Nice where he played 22 games across all competitions and helped them seal a top-half finish in Ligue 1.