Arsenal Launch New 2013-14 Away Kit at the Emirates Stadium

Karl Matchett@@karlmatchettFeatured ColumnistJuly 9, 2013

Arsenal, along with their kit partner Nike, have released the first images of the club's new away kit for the 2013-14 Premier League season.

A vivid yellow-and-blue effort, the Gunners' new away kit has taken over the Emirates Stadium with a huge banner as part of the launch. The exterior of Arsenal's iconic stadium is now plastered with the likes of Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, as an all-British cast shows off the new jersey, shorts and socks on a 500-square-metre poster.

While the Gunners last season opted for alternating hues of dark blue for their change strip, this season marks a return to the familiar yellow which has regularly adorned their second kits since the 1970s and '80s. describes the new home jersey:

Using the traditional Arsenal away colours of yellow and blue, the design is sure to appeal to a new generation of fans. The shirt is yellow with a blue polo neck collar and deep blue cuffs on the sleeves, both featuring a thin yellow stripe. The collar replicates a polo shirt and reflects the best of London style from fine gentleman’s tailoring to urban street wear.

The rest of the kit features deep blue shorts and hooped blue and yellow socks.

According to the Gunners' website, the away kit is made from up to 13 recycled plastic water bottles, with Nike's Dri-FIT technology helping "to draw sweat away from the body and keep players cool and dry."

Theo Walcott was quick to pay tribute to the design and feel of the new shirt, which he will sport next term.

Along with Walcott and Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all involved in the launch, with some spectacular imagery produced including those players.

England midfielder Wilshere had his say on Twitter, while others weighed in with their opinions too:

Decent to launch @Arsenal @NikeUK away kit this afternoon...what do you think? #Arsenal #OwnIt

— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) July 9, 2013

Class is permanent RT ‏@Arsenal #AFC

— Matt Fortune (@MFworldfootball) July 9, 2013

The kit goes on sale on August 1 and Arsenal will hope the new look inspires them to greater heights this season.