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Football Shirts > Arsenal 125th Anniversary Home Kit - Nike Football Shirt

SoccerBible are excited to officially unveil the new Arsenal FC 125th Anniversary 2011-12 Home Kit! A club built on strong foundations and traditions, the new classic design pays homage to the London clubs rich and illustrious history.

Nike and Arsenal have worked in partnership to create one of the most technically advanced kits that pays tribute to the founding members of one of England’s most prestigious football clubs...

Capturing the spirit and history of Arsenal Football Club, the new Arsenal home shirt features a bespoke crest to highlight the proud origins of the Club 125 years ago. The celebratory design 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 the Club – 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 shirt.

The classic design is inspired by the 1970’s strips and boasts a clean, refined look with a block red body and white sleeves with red speed stripe detail.  The shorts are white with a red speed stripe. On the back of the shirt below the neck reads ‘Arsenal’, while inside the front, on the back of the crest, reads ‘Victoria Concordia Crescit’, (‘Victory Through Harmony’), Arsenal’s Latin motto, which was previously featured on earlier versions of their club crest between 1949 and 2002.  

The new Arsenal 2011-12 home kit is made from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester – which for the first time includes both the shirt and shorts. Each complete Nike football kit is made up of up to thirteen reclaimed plastic water bottles. 

In Nike's mission to make everything lighter, the improved Nike Dri-Fit fabric is now an impressive 13% lighter than previous Nike kits. This difference helps to quickly evaporate moisture by drawing through the fabric to the surface, keeping players dry. For the first time on an Arsenal shirt, the new Arsenal anniversary crest is heat transferred, making it even lighter and more ventilated.

As a side note, it looks like we are in line for a new upcoming CTR360 colourway with Cesc Fabregas seen wearing an unreleased CTR. Once again, Nike's promotional replica imagery has provided us with an exciting new boot spot! 

Along side the new Arsenal 125th Anniversary Home Shirt, Nike will launch a classy new line of Arsenal training and lifestyle clothing that will be worn by Arsenal players on and off the pitch during match-days.  

The new Nike Arsenal 2011-12 home kit and full collection is available to pre order as of today and will be in stores form June 9. Let us know what you think of the new Arsenal 125th Anniversary Home Kit. Join the conversations with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook. 

Only published comments... May 02 2011, 04:14 PM by Soccer_Boots



deron said:

First ?! it's the same as the other one!

May 2, 2011 5:18 PM

Nickmuzzie said:

Very nice, like it.

New CTR Colourway as well.

May 2, 2011 5:20 PM

Timothy_Lee said:


May 2, 2011 5:20 PM

speciali said:

Very Nice!

May 2, 2011 5:20 PM


nice but dont support arsenal

May 2, 2011 5:21 PM

YBJ_92112 said:

i hate it when our kits have red socks... its a shame cesc wont be wearing it though

May 2, 2011 5:26 PM

fromtheearth said:

new ctr360 color

May 2, 2011 5:32 PM

I Messi I said:

Love the new kit being a gunner myself :) The fact that we finally have red socks is good we looked like we played in white before, can't wait to see it in action shame Cesc won't be wearing it :( Not that fussed on the CTR's either :(

May 2, 2011 5:35 PM

Kieraanmv7 said:

fabregas`s ctrs :)

May 2, 2011 5:38 PM

mercurialmaster said:

not much changed

May 2, 2011 5:43 PM

oskarllson said:

  Gooner 4 ever

May 2, 2011 5:46 PM

fabulousmarw4 said:

@YBJ_92112 I am a gunner too, but I think that Arsenal kit looks better with red socks, looks fancier and smarter ;)

May 2, 2011 5:48 PM

srinath_lfc_india_ said:

its ordinary..and  not extra-ordinary..but ok for a 125th anniversary kit.....which website should i buy football   or suggest me...

May 2, 2011 5:56 PM

Gooner07 said:

looking like the new ctr colourway

May 2, 2011 6:02 PM

messi712 said:

someone tell me where to find those ctr's and the kit is lovely

May 2, 2011 6:09 PM

JacobMCCK said:

Exact same as this seasons.

May 2, 2011 6:10 PM

Redmond said:

The CTR are just the red/white/black controls changed to black/white/red

May 2, 2011 6:18 PM

javiheavy said:

The last Arsenal kit for Cesc

May 2, 2011 6:18 PM

barc4b0y said:

Same kit as this season. out of ideas nike...

May 2, 2011 6:53 PM

DR7 said:


May 2, 2011 7:03 PM

Sebbe said:

Fabregas got the new CTR color

May 2, 2011 7:30 PM

bayyo158 said:


May 2, 2011 7:33 PM

HMFC said:

wheres this weekends boot spotting????

May 2, 2011 7:35 PM

chelseafc25 said:

@JacobMCCK its not the exact same.. the collar is different and so are the sleeves, plus the branch things around the logo are new thats the kit from this year

May 2, 2011 7:52 PM

kieronmorgan said:

love it! cant wait to see it on the pitch

May 2, 2011 8:00 PM

Ulfinator said:

awesome love it

May 2, 2011 8:06 PM

D keeper .. said:

this is lovely,, will it look stupid if i get ronaldo on the back? i dont like arsenal players,, they all cheat

May 2, 2011 8:17 PM

Farid said:

hmm, check out Fabregas' boots, new CTR colourway

May 2, 2011 8:39 PM

D keeper.. said:

^^ he is back!

You are the FAKE D keeper everyone on this site now knows this now. The joke is over jog on copy somebody else`s profile because everyone now knows you are not me...PI*S OFF YOU SPAST*CATED LOW LIFE FOOL

May 2, 2011 8:44 PM

jpo0310 said:

sick new colorway

May 2, 2011 8:58 PM

Leandro_Messi said:

Agradable.. :D

May 2, 2011 9:25 PM

HighburyMachine said:

pretty fresh preordering mine tonight. on the subject of fabregas it really would be a waste to see him go and warm the bench at barca for 50 mil

May 2, 2011 9:51 PM

HighburyMachine said:

by the way everyone head over to and check out the new f50 colors. silver, purple, and then white out leathers and black out synthetics. pretty awesome

May 2, 2011 10:02 PM

ConnorTreg said:

There is NOT a new CTR colourway in the picture, everything else but the kit has been made into black and white so that's why they are different colours.....

May 2, 2011 10:07 PM

Sneaky hippo said:

is  next season arsenal away top red as well????

May 2, 2011 10:27 PM

adri the king said:

Like it even thou i'm a Liverpool-fan. Looks way better with red socks imo.

May 2, 2011 10:38 PM

adzerF50 said:

strange i only saw leaked pictures of this jersey and those ctr's last night !!!

May 2, 2011 10:39 PM

adzerF50 said:

strange i only saw leaked pictures of this jersey and those ctr's last night !!!

May 2, 2011 10:39 PM

Gunners FC said:

Love the kit, not just coz I like Arsenal. Nice CTR's as well.

May 2, 2011 10:56 PM

diegobarca10 said:

nice kit but white socks would be better

May 2, 2011 11:03 PM

Ned Ved said:

Yes, I do wonder what their away kit might look like.

The crest looks so ostentatious and stupid against the current 'streamlined' and simplified look.  It may have gone better together with  the old logo.

Long sleeve version looks nice.

May 2, 2011 11:28 PM

Burgans said:

@ConnorTreg Yes, that is the new ctr360 colorway. This is not the first I've seen of them. They have been leaked for a while now.

May 2, 2011 11:56 PM

football king said:

The new CTR 360 are black,white and red but the back is white,the line in the midle is red,the front is black and the swoosh is white.It's just a different design

May 3, 2011 12:08 AM

mclark18 said:

Love the new logo and the red strips on the sleeves along with the red  socks. Classic, yet new

May 3, 2011 12:09 AM

arsenalcrazy_96 said:

relli nice kit, its classic yet it suits this era still, defo gettin this!

May 3, 2011 12:35 AM

Adidas_forever said:



May 3, 2011 12:57 AM

Steven4vapor said:

If I weren't a united fan I'd be an arsenal fan. I just admire thierry football

May 3, 2011 1:15 AM

bdub481 said:

I love the laural leaves in the emblem.

very classy

May 3, 2011 1:41 AM

pcm19 said:

like it but dont like how teams keep changing the badge. chelsea changes it to match their kit which i dont like, united keeps it the same always. btw the away arsenal kit will be sky/navy blue diagonal half and half.

May 3, 2011 2:02 AM

HighburyMachine said:

good point Adidas_forever if anyone is gonna buy the shirt buy it from the official website as the money goes straight to The Arsenal Football Club + if you preorder it from the UK store you get a free beach towel :O

May 3, 2011 2:09 AM

sausayam said:

pretty classy, hey it's black and white (CTR306 II)

May 3, 2011 2:11 AM

suhe_lim said:

ok so now every club will make a special edition jersey every 5 years smh :s

May 3, 2011 2:19 AM

Shw31nst31ger said:

Why doesn't nike sew on their badges anymore? It just looks really lazy, like the badge though.

May 3, 2011 2:41 AM

Madridmanfan792 said:

^^ if I'm not mistaken this is the first really for them not being sewn on the arsenal kit or any other that I can think of...they say it cuts down on weight which is crazy I mean really what's next socks made from flywire?? Actually that's not too bad of an idea...

May 3, 2011 3:46 AM

bunderking7 said:

Arsenal's 125th aniversary and my 100th comment! YAY!

May 3, 2011 4:04 AM

HellasLEAF said:

beautiful kit.  for sure

May 3, 2011 5:42 AM

bmanuk said:

I really like this new kit.... looks very classy

May 3, 2011 5:47 AM

moriorixs said:

pretty nice kit

May 3, 2011 6:52 AM

Johnny23 said:

Those new CTR360's are mint, best colourway so far. Can't wait for it to be released although many were saying it wouldn't come out until next season but it could come out within a month hopefully. For better pictures search for squadchingon there's a video on these.

May 3, 2011 7:19 AM

Johnny23 said:

Those new CTR360's are mint, best colourway so far. Can't wait for it to be released although many were saying it wouldn't come out until next season but it could come out within a month hopefully. For better pictures search for  on youtube there's a video on these

May 3, 2011 7:19 AM

10unknown96 said:

May 3, 2011 11:52 AM

10unknown96 said:

looks the same except for the "enhanced" badge

May 3, 2011 11:52 AM

Shw31nst31ger said:

Why would they make a jersey that prevents us from sweating? Do they want us to pass out or something.

May 3, 2011 12:14 PM

kieronmorgan said:

The New Colours For The Nike CTR 2 Are Metallic Silver/White/Red

my view...... not that nice :/

May 3, 2011 12:26 PM

LADA said:

agree totaly with nedved.

also  this jersey is perfect 4 players who dont like hoisting trophys!!!

May 3, 2011 1:35 PM

MattMooney said:

sooo goood for next season. First

May 3, 2011 2:01 PM

Waldrinho said:

Looks great and really classy. . .

May 3, 2011 2:28 PM

LADA said:

Yo @ srinath_lfc_india all the boots on socceroutlet are fakes and prodirect dont play that hack.  If u want a REAL  pair of boots in a timely manner go with prodirect they're a GREAT company.

May 3, 2011 3:54 PM

minimaver said:

So good.

May 3, 2011 4:23 PM

Red Devils 4 Life said:

pretty nice but not my team!

May 4, 2011 3:46 AM

BigBalls said:

i agree with lada. i actually bought from socceroutlet before and was so gutted!!!! they sent me fakes and then didnt accept them back because they said that nowhere on their web site did they say that the boots are real!!!!!!!!! they are turd skinners, rip off merchants and liars!! I HATE SOCCEROUTLETS!!! GO TO HELL!!!!!

May 4, 2011 11:29 AM

next messi said:

if soccer outlets send u F10s when u asked 4 F50 then they should take them back shouldnt they?? please tell me coz they look really cheap!!

May 4, 2011 10:00 PM

BT13 said:

best English team

May 5, 2011 3:08 AM

mali95 said:

BEST Arsenal Jersey!! :):)

May 5, 2011 11:46 AM

D keeper .. said:

no. socceroutlets is a scam. im afraid youve been conned. i did try and tell people not to buy there mate. youve been mugged by socceroutlets like i did hahaahaha

May 5, 2011 11:47 AM

azeem.azhat said:


May 6, 2011 7:47 PM

Tupla said:

in the video they have white socks but in pictures they have red socks... which one will they use??


May 6, 2011 9:20 PM

HighburyMachine said:

@ tupla it's gonna be red socks cause thats the color being sold as next years socks on arsenals online store

May 7, 2011 3:26 AM

Black_ Gichuru said:


May 7, 2011 11:17 AM

FabregasFAN said:

... who says fabregas is leaving... its 50 50, he might choose to stay....

BUT awesome new kit XD

May 8, 2011 5:04 AM

lil_messi_10 said:


May 8, 2011 10:49 PM

asator said:

Unimaginative & very boring

May 14, 2011 5:15 AM

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May 16, 2011 1:34 AM

Sebbe said:

the vid is like the same to the new Barca kit vid, but on the pics on Barca's website i found this, Iniesta has the new ctr aswell 

May 19, 2011 7:23 PM

simonbluemooner said:

prefer the training top rather than the strip

June 10, 2011 8:10 AM

academyboy1 said:

love it

June 16, 2011 5:02 AM

ctr360KC80 said:

very slick;) great team<3

June 16, 2011 7:43 PM


quality shirt, very good looking

August 11, 2011 4:23 AM
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