Arsenal have unveiled their 2016/17 home kit for next Premier League season through a series of exclusive images and videos and declared that Alexis Sanchez will take over the No. 7 shirt from Tomas Rosicky.
Other shirt details include a distinctive vertical stripe down the front, a heat transfer gothic A on the reverse of the neck and a stitched V-neck and PUMA’s iconic T7 Form Stripe running along each sleeve.
The accompanying shorts are white with a red band along the side and the socks are red with the white PUMA cat on the front and have a white fold over top.
There have been pictures of the new signing Granit Xhaka who looks poised to join the Gunners, wearing the strip, but he does not feature in Puma’s official photos.
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Instead, Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Hector Bellerin model the new kit, which apparently ‘gives a nod to Arsenal’s past’. Alexis Sanchez has also been pictured wearing his new No 7 shirt, which he takes from Tomas Rosicky, who has left the club.
Sanchez, who has been with Arsenal since July 2014, will swap his No 17 shirt for the iconic number last worn by Tomas Rosicky, who has been released by the club.
The former Czech Republic international was given a guard of honour as he called time on his 10-year career at Arsenal after the last game of the campaign, a 4-0 win against Aston Villa on May 30.
Arsenal’s squad gave the departing Tomas Rosicky a guard of honour as he said farewell to the fans.