Arsenal have launched their new kit for 2020-21 and will premiere it in their final league game against Watford – the first time that the Gunners will have engaged in such a preview – and the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The red is darker than usual while Emirates – who have updated their logo – will no doubt be delighted at the appearance of so many shapes that look like aeroplane tail-fins.
Also of note are the socks – for only the second time since the mid-2000s, red is favoured as the the first-choice colour.
How does it compare with previous Arsenal home kits? We felt it was best to let you decide. Below are the strips worn since Arsenal first engaged in shirt sponsorship, with JVC in 1981. Not every variation is included – for instance, in 1985-86, Arsenal had a centenary crest, but that was only the addition of text (which incorrectly stated 1985 rather than 1986) around the cannon. In 1991-92, a similar scroll was added to indicate Arsenal’s status as champions and we wouldn’t consider that it makes it a different shirt.
In contrast, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 are shown as two options due to the change in sponsor, similarly the change in socks for 1983-84. You can choose up to three options and the results will be shown here on Saturday evening.