In a statement posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Arsenal said it “must make a clear statement” that the club does not make political statements. Masira caught the attention of Ozil after a photo of him donning a a self-written jersey with the inscription “Ozil 10” while herding cows went viral on social media. Fans of the north London club took to social media to voice their delight at the news. And as Arsenal has had a number of jerseys over the years, there is no doubt about it that there will be some kits which fans love and some which they hate. No one is better known for black-and-white stripes than Juventus, even though they got the design from English club Notts County back in 1903, having previously worn pink kits that kept fading in the wash. Arguably the most memorable English kit of the ’90s was another that made the journey from figure of fun to cult classic. But, after being ruled surplus to requirements, Ozil finally agreed terms on his departure, had his contract canceled by the London and on Sunday signed for Turkish side Fenerbahce, ending his spell on the sidelines in the English capital.
Alexis, who has just one year left on his current contract with talks ongoing over an extension, has been strongly linked with a departure, with Manchester City in the mix. It was only ever worn once, for a Euro ’92 qualifier in Turkey a year later. The ’90s was a decade of near-misses and disappointments for Italy on the pitch, but it gave them some incredible kits, and that continued into the new millennium with their much-hyped Euro 2000 shirts. The players all wore one size up to get a comfy fit and it nearly paid off as they reached the Euro 2000 final, but lost in extra time to world champions France. They won Serie A for the 22nd time wearing this, and Platini retired a year later. Arsenal won the FA Cup and League Cup with stars like Wright wearing it, and it is linked inextricably with that success.
He did it all in this Adidas kit, with its thick yellow band, no sponsor and four stars bearing the initials “CABJ” (Club Atletico Boca Juniors). And in Platini, a star to do the Bianconeri kit justice, two stars to represent more than 20 league titles, giant collar, bold sponsor logo of Italian heating systems supplier Ariston, and the Kappa icon. While the team wore these tops with the classic three stripes down the arms, Cruyff’s only ever had two stripes because of a clash with his personal Puma deal. Their kits that year were made by Kappa and, while it was the classic white chevron on blue for the home kit, it was the away kit that caught the eye. His mother and older sister encouraged him to honor his family’s origins, while his father and brother advocated for Germany. The 29-year-old wore number 10 at a major tournament for Germany for the first time at this summer’s World Cup and also previously occupied the shirt at Real Madrid. The Gunners, who have missed out on Champions League football for the first time in two decades, unveiled their new home shirts during an event at Kings Cross Station on Wednesday morning.
It was so popular they made it their home kit for the following season, and within two years were in the top flight. Parma were historically a relatively small and unsuccessful Italian club, but they burst on to the scene in 1990 by landing promotion to the top flight for the first time. At the time of this kit there were no sponsors (which Barca resisted all the way into the 21st century) or even kit manufacturer logos. Over the next decade they won seven trophies including both the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia in 1998-99, though this marked the first time they had ever worn yellow-and-blue hoops. They played in the FA Cup semifinals, the last team from that far down the league to do so, wearing this away kit. As a result, Leno now follows in the footsteps of David Seaman, Jens Lehmann, Manuel Almunia and Wojciech Szczesny in wearing the no.1 shirt for Arsenal in the Premier League era.
As a result, we already know the colours of all three strips for next season. Back to Barcelona for this iconic away strip, which proudly displays the club’s heritage with the colours of Catalonia’s Senyera flag — yellow, red and blue — into a classic sash. It was designed by flamboyant manager Malcolm Allison, who had also changed the club’s colours from claret and light blue to scarlet and royal blue three years earlier. He arrived in Naples in 1984 after a tumultuous two seasons at Barcelona, and within three years had led the Azzurri to their first ever championship. This new collaboration is expected to last for five years and rumoured to cost £300m. He initially donned the number 22 for Atletico Madrid but later switched to five in 2017 as he became a regular part of Diego Simeone’s side. New Order’s Bernard Sumner has actually worn this shirt as many times as the England players after he donned it in the video to “World In Motion,” England’s official 1990 World Cup song that included Barnes rapping. Not a vintage World Cup for defending champions Argentina, as they were knocked out in the second group stage, but the kit they wore doing so was their best.