Arsenal forced to modify new training kit and cover up adidas 424 design in North London derby

ARSENAL were forced to cover up the adidas ‘424’ logo on their new training kit just days after launching it.

The North Londoners released images of the new look black and red range in partnership with LA based brand ‘424’ but there was no sign of their badge during the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday.

Arsenal were forced to cover up the ‘424’ logo on their training kit for the North London derby

The new range was released earlier this month but Gunners players will not be able to wear the ‘full’ version on matchdays

In images of the gear fans are able to buy, the ‘424’ logo underneath the standard adidas symbol can clearly be seen.

But it is believed that in order to comply with rules over kit advertising and sponsorship, the club have had to create special versions for their players and manager Mikel Arteta to wear on matchdays.

Instead of the three numbers, a red rectangle was sewn over the offending badge on Sunday.

Arteta was pictured in a hoodie from the range.

And the first team players – including dropped captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – wore t-shirts and jumpers from the collection.

The initial launch was met with some resistance among Gooners with many questioning the prices.

With tracksuit bottoms setting fans back £90, a T-shirt £50 and a hoodie £100, many were quick to vent their frustrations online.

Supporters tweeted memes of them getting excited at the eye-catching new designs before being put off by the cost of the new clobber once they clicked through.

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The Spaniard dropped Arsenal's captain for the North London derby after he was late
Manager Mikel Arteta was sporting a new hoodie
The kit was designed by American brand 424
The kit was designed by American brand 424

One account wrote: “They don’t deserve my money rn but I’m definitely caving because of how wavey this drop is [heart-shaped eyes emoji] looool.”

Another added: “More training kit releases than league wins. Fix up.”

A third supporter questioned the club’s finances and said: “How do you guys release a billion kits that all cost 200 quid and are still somehow always broke in the transfer windows.”

One fan called for the owners to invest and wrote: “New kits every few weeks. I just hope the owners invest in the club like the fans invest so much into the Arsenal products.

“We’re short of players and have no champion vibes.”

However, it wasn’t all negative feedback with one fan lauding the new drop as they tweeted: “Our kits this year deserved a title.”

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By: William Pugh
Title: Arsenal forced to modify new training kit and cover up adidas 424 design in North London derby
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/14366890/arsenal-training-kit-adidas-424-north-london-derby/
Published Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 12:30:11 +0000

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