Arsenal launched their new home shirt for the 15/16 season, outside the Emirates, with some help from Gunners legend Thierry Henry.
This is Puma's second home shirt that they have designed for Arsenal, following their kit deal last year (worth a hefty £30 million per year). The shirt features the club's traditional red on the front and back of the shirt, with red trim across the white shoulders and sleeve. The main change to last year's shirt is the inclusion of a new buttoned collar, and a hint of a gold trim around the sleeve.
Front of the new Arsenal home shirt showing the addition of the buttoned collar (Arsenal FC)
Reverse side of the new Arsenal shirt (Arsenal FC)
Close up of the Arsenal badge (Arsenal FC)
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry leads the unveiling with Danny Welbeck modelling the new shirt (Arsenal FC)
Mesut Ozil in last year's home shirt (Arsenal FC)
Last season Arsenal had one of the best designed shirts in the Premier League, and this is another very stylish effort from Puma. Indeed, the addition of the buttoned collar is an improvement to last year, and adds a classic feel to this contemporary shirt. But similar to last season, the new shirt is still rather tight - more akin to the modern-day rugby shirts. It will certainly look tailored if you're lean or athletic, but may form a challenge to wear if you're build is naturally heavier. Another critique is the inferior quality of the badge.
However, these are not major issues, and our team at Soccerjury gave it a thumbs up. This will be a popular shirt with the fans, and a slight upgrade to last year's version. Soccerjury rating = 8/10.