50 Years of Arsenal Home Kits from 1964 to 2014
Next season, Arsenal will wear a kit made by Puma for the first time.
Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis told the club website:
We are excited to be partnering with PUMA, a company whose football heritage and record of innovation have a strong affinity with our own. This represents another important step forward in Arsenal's progression on and off the pitch.
The Puma deal marks a new chapter in the story of Arsenal kits. At this pivotal moment in the club's sartorial tradition, we take a chronological look back at 50 years of great Arsenal kits.
This classic kit, worn here by Joe Baker, formed the model for many future shirts. The socks, however, were somewhat unusual: red with a single white hoop at the knee.
This kit was a real departure, as it was the first shirt since the 1930s not to have white sleeves.
The white sleeves subsequently returned, along with some slightly surprising blue hoops on the socks. Those hoops are now reflected in the modern kit.
This kit, which lasted for almost a decade, may be the most iconic Arsenal shirt in history. It's simple, elegant and classy.
This was the first Arsenal kit to be manufactured by Umbro.
Three years after the deal with Umbro, Arsenal supplemented their income by incorporating the JVC logo into their shirt design. It would stay there for 20 years.
This kit, modelled by Paul Davis, did away with the white colour and reintroduced the blue hoops in the socks.
It's "bye bye" to the blue hoops on this kit, worn by Charlie Nicholas. Other than that, it's almost identical to the last one.
After a two-year absence, the white collar is back!
The only difference on this shirt was the addition of some text above the cannon to commemorate Arsenal's centenary year.
In 1986, Arsenal's deal with Adidas led to the incorporation of the iconic three stripes on the sleeves and shorts.
On this kit, the white sleeves stretched all the way to the neck. Lee Dixon doesn't look too happy about it.
This kit was the first to feature a full badge rather than just the cannon.
This was Arsenal's first Premier League kit. The Arsenal badge moved to the centre of the shirt. That feature would later be replicated in 2004.
For this shirt, Nike introduced the red and white hooped socks.
The lifespan of this kit was brief, but Ian Wright's goals make sure it remains in the memory.
This kit saw white socks return, and a red panel introduced on the shorts.
On this shirt, the white sleeves extended all the way down the side of the torso. This time, Lee Dixon seems happy about the change.
With the JVC sponsorship deal over, Arsenal joined forces with SEGA's Dreamcast brand.
This smart outfit was renowned for its prominent use of white.
This will forever be known as "The Invincibles' Kit." It was also the first Arsenal shirt to feature the O2 logo and the new design of the Arsenal badge.
This shirt, in which Arsenal achieved their record 49-game unbeaten run, featured hitherto unseen yellow piping.
This special "redcurrant" kit commemorated the final season at Highbury, and harked back to the club's early days.
This was the first kit worn at the Emirates Stadium. Subsequently, it was also the first to be emblazoned with the Emirates logo. It featured a gold stripe on the side of the shirt.
With the exception of the redcurrant shirt, this was the first kit without full white sleeves since 1996.
This wonderfully simple shirt is still beloved by Arsenal fans. It's uncomplicated and unmistakably Arsenal.
This kit featured a special badge to commemorate the club's 125th anniversary.
The current Arsenal kit includes the blue hoops from the 1960s.
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