Arsenal FC have presented the new adidas third kit for the 2022/23 season, which continues to celebrate the strength, pride and association of the club’s supporters.
The kit, which is the first pink outfield jersey in Arsenal’s history, will be worn on-pitch for the first time in the club’s opening Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace on Friday, August 4, and sees the return of the Ermine pattern, an icon first seen on the Arsenal crest in the late 1940s, which also displayed the club’s motto; “Victoria Concordia Crescit” or “Victory Through Harmony” – a phrase which is still adopted and used by Arsenal FC to this day.
With vibrant colours and shades of pink, the shirt is completed with navy and clear blue trims and is combined with navy shorts and pink socks.
The unveiling of the club’s pink kit is commemorated by a series of short social films celebrating a new fearless generation of supporters who continue to leverage the power of Victory Through Harmony to positively impact their own communities.
These include Tayshan Hayden-Smith, a semi-professional footballer who brought the community surrounding Grenfell Tower to life through gardening by initiating the ‘Grenfell Garden of Peace’, while north London-born Sherelle used her experiences in football to become one of the UK’s leading dance DJs, voices and activists, as well as run her own label elevating Black and LGBTQ+ voices.
Arsenal supporter Jelani Blackman is a musical artist influenced by his upbringing in Ladbroke Grove and the issues troubling his community who now mentors up-and-coming artists, and Melanin Skate Gals & Pals is a London-based collective that brings representation to skateboarding, and provide a safe space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) and a platform for minority voices to be heard.