PUMA and Arsenal hosted an special event at L.A. to reveal the Gunners away and third kits for the 2016/17 season. Some Hollywood celebrities and Arsenal fans and legends participated in the launch as part of the ‘We Are THE Arsenal’ campaign.
Academy and Grammy Awards winner Jamie Foxx rocked an Arsenal jacket while hanging out with players and invitees during the event, accompanied by Gunner legend Freddie Ljungberg and current players Santi Cazorla, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal (with the home, away and third jerseys, respectively).
The new away jersey features the return of yellow, now combined with gunmetal grey in a classy look with a fold over collar and grey sleeves along with hooped cuffs. The Arsenal crest is placed over the heart in its full glory, while blue PUMA cats appear on the rigth chest and each sleeve.
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An Arsenal cannon sits proudly on top of the back as a symbol of the club’s heritage and tradition. The front and back panels also feature pinstripes, creating a retro look.
The third kit, on the other hand, is a bold and modern combination of dark blue and bright yellow that will shine in domestic cups and UEFA Champions League games. The crest stands-out in a monochromatic yellow version, escorted by PUMA and Fly Emirates logos on the chest.
A kevlar print is seen on the sleeves, which also feature PUMA formstripes and wide cuffs.
“It’s always nice to meet our fans. Wherever we travel, it’s clear to see they have such passion for Arsenal no matter how far away from us they are,” says Spanish defender Nacho Monreal. ” We enjoy these events that bring us closer to them, and it’s an opportunity to thank them for their support. The new kits are very nice and we’re looking forward to wearing them this season.”
Arsenal 2016/17 away and third jerseys are available to purchase at World Soccer Shop.