Nike Release Patchwork Arsenal Shirt Made from Old Kits of 20-Year Partnership

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMay 19, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  General View of an Arsenal shirt with a poppy for Remembrance Sunday during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 10, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Nike have marked 20 years of producing Arsenal kits with a remarkable patchwork shirt of former jerseys from the era.

Nike are to release a commemorative Arsenal shirt celebrating their 20-year partnership. Class.

— Purely Football (@PurelyFootball) May 19, 2014

There are highlights from a generation of Gunners kits in there—almost all of it played under Arsene Wenger.

But as for whether they work together? That's a question of taste, and we'll leave it up to you to decide.

According to the official press release on the shirt from Arsenal's website:

As well as featuring industry-leading innovation, each Nike shirt throughout the 20-year partnership is evocative of key moments in Arsenal’s rich history—from the kit worn during the 2003/04 'Invincibles' season, to the celebratory redcurrant shirt that marked the final farewell to Highbury in 2006.

Marc van Pappelendam, VP/GM of Nike UK & Ireland, commented: 'Nike has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Arsenal Football Club. As the Arsenal team became more iconic, their kit designs followed suit. The kits which Nike has produced for the club over the last 20 years tell a story; a timeline of success which will be remembered for a long time to come.'

If it's the only thing missing from your wardrobe (or you don't fancy cutting up 20 of your favourite Arsenal shirts to make your own version of it) there are plans to sell the limited-edition mash-up kit, with the proceeds going to the club's Foundation.