Here is the first look at the Nike Arsenal Kit for the 2012/2013 season, another defining interpretation of the iconic red shirt. This time incorporation a small amount of navy to supplement the red and white, here we get a good look at the kit with Kieren Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott providing us with a greater look. 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

I think this kit is really nice – it is a little bit different.  The blue has been on the home kit before but maybe not for a few years.  It’s quite a historic element to the kit if you look back to the 30s and part of the Club crest so it is nice to have it back.

It is exciting when you see new kit for the first time – it’s obviously a change to what you’ve been used to for the previous season and when we see it before everyone else, it’s really exciting as you’re not allowed to say anything about it.

I’ve enjoyed every minute of my first season so far and I want to keep playing and keep learning and I’m sure I’m going to enjoy the rest of my time here.  To hear fans chanting your name when you’re warming up and during a match when they are singing, it is very inspirational and it drives you to play even harder and gives you an extra push.

 

Theo Walcott

 

I think the blue in particular in the kit reflects a British feel for the Club in a massive year for the home nations with the Olympics this summer.  There’s a lot of historical features, with the hooped socks and blue that’s been in our kits for decades..  Hopefully, this kit can be a part of the record books on the pitch next season and to become part of the Club’s history in years to come.

 

I never played at Highbury, but I think the Emirates is starting to become a great new home for the fans.  It is certainly a special place to play and hopefully there will be a lot more history to be made there.