The specialized site Footy Healines unveiled this Sunday what could be Arsenal’s third shirt for the 2021-2022 season. A midnight blue Adidas jersey, with zig-zag patterns, in homage to the “Blue Lightning” models created by Nike in the 1990s.
The rivalry between Adidas and Nike is part of the football legend. And even just sport. But the two OEMs can also give each other a few winks, from time to time. That’s what the three-stripe brand is reportedly set to do through Arsenal. According to the specialized site Footy Headlines, Adidas would have imagined a somewhat special third shirt for the Gunners next season.
The tunic, mainly navy blue, would be inspired by the two “Blue Lightning” models released by Nike in the 1990s. At the time of Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright, Ray Parlor or Tony Adams. With the famous Cup victory in 1994, after having taken out the PSG of Raï and David Ginola in the semifinals, then beating the Parma of Gianfranco Zola in the final (1-0).
A very uncertain European qualification
The model planned for fiscal year 2021-2022 will feature a two-tone Adidas logo. On the other hand, Footy Headlines specifies that the final version will undoubtedly sport a zig-zag pattern and a type of collar “slightly different” compared to the jersey unveiled this weekend. Mikel Arteta’s players, outclassed on Saturday by Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium (0-3), may not have the opportunity to wear it in the European Cup. With eight days remaining, the London club is only 9th in the Premier League standings.