Nike Arsenal 11/12 Long-Sleeve Home Soccer Jersey - Red
The new Nike Arsenal 11/12 Long-Sleeve Home Soccer Jersey celebrates the historic club's 125th Anniversary. The new home soccer jersey is loaded with subtle details paying homage to Arsenal's rich history and is made from Nike's ground-breaking recycled polyester, which for the first time includes both the jersey and shorts. Each complete Arsenal kit is made up of thirteen reclaimed plastic water bottles. The improved Nike Dri-Fit fabric is now 13% lighter than previous versions and helps to quickly evaporate moisture by drawing through the fabric to the surface, allowing the players to keep dry.
The classic design of the Nike Arsenal 11/12 Long-Sleeve Home Soccer Jersey is inspired by the 1970's soccer jerseys and boasts a clean, refined look with a block red body and white sleeves with red speed stripe detail. On the back of the soccer jersey below the neck reads "Arsenal". Inside the front of the new soccer jersey (on the back of the crest) reads "Victoria Concordia Crescit" (Victory Through Harmony), Arsenal's Latin motto.
Founded in Woolwich in 1886 and called The Royal Arsenal, the celebratory design also features 15 laurel leaves to the left side of the Club's crest to reflect the detail on the reverse of the six pence pieces paid by 15 men to establish Arsenal FC - the laurel leaves also represent strength. The 15 oak leaves to the right of the crest acknowledge the founders who would meet in the local Royal Oak pub. Underneath the crest is one of the first recorded mottos related to the armament and battle "Forward" with the anniversary dates of 1886 and 2011 either side of the heart of the jersey.