The new adidas' new Arsenal kit has dropped and both Lia Wälti and Noelle Maritz can’t get enough.
Speaking exclusively with PENALTY, the two Arsenal players donned the classic red and white top, with adidas’ staple three stripes on each shoulder and a simple lightning bolt design on the collar.
“It’s a bit retro, especially with the collar. I really like it,” said Maritz.
“The collar makes it old school, and I kind of like that. I think it suits us,” added Wälti.
Next season’s collection will also include two ¼ zip pullovers, one in black and white, and the other in cobalt blue with coral accents.
Arsenal have always been known for their unique and innovative collaborations with adidas. Earlier in the year, they collaborated with Transport for London (TfL) to celebrate the Arsenal tube station located in Highbury, which was named after the football club in 1932.
The collection, which included a unisex pre-match top, both in short and long sleeved versions, as well as a padded vest and trackpants, incorporated a design inspired by the iconic seat pattern of the London tube.
Just two months ago, the club came out with another fantastic collaboration, this time teaming up with Stella McCartney, who designed ten pieces that had an oversized leopard graphic, to celebrate the women’s team.
Just like the older collection, these new kits combine comfort with trendy details and vibrant colours.
“When I was younger, what mattered to me most in a kit was the colour or the club. The cut didn’t really matter. Now though, I’d say it is the fit. It has to be a good fit. I like when it’s a woman's size.” joked Wälti.
Wälti and Maritz along with their teammates will get the opportunity to wear the new Arsenal kits next season. This season, the club has been in a tense title-race against London rivals Chelsea. Arsenal have won a record 15 league titles, however, they haven’t gotten their hands on the coveted trophy since 2019, something that the pair want to change.
“Arsenal as a team wants to win trophies. We haven't really done that that well in the past few years, but I think we're growing and the club is building a good environment around the women's team,” said Wälti.
“Every single one of us wants to win trophies and to be on top of the league in England but also a top team in Europe,” added Maritz.
Photography: Ollo Weguelin