Arsenal and PUMA unveiled the new 2015/16 away kit at a spectacular launch event in Singapore on Tuesday.
The reveal started with fans gathered at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre in front of Singapore’s stunning night skyline. As the audience sang iconic Arsenal songs, an intricate projection video transformed a five metre high 3D torso displaying the 2015/16 home shirt, into the new away shirt.
As the projection finished, 10 Arsenal first-team players (Mikel Arteta, Hector Bellerin, Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech, Mathieu Flamini, Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere and Gabriel) appeared on stage to reveal the away kit.
The new away shirt is gold and features a diamond graphic that repeats across the front and back panels. The neck is crew shaped with a v-shaped insert and the sleeves include a gold trim and underarm mesh for breathability.
Speaking from Singapore, Olivier Giroud said: “The event was great and I was really happy to meet some of our fans from Singapore and around Asia. It’s really inspiring to see how passionate and supportive our fans are here.
"The atmosphere tonight was electric and it was a brilliant experience. I really like our new away kit - the gold colour is very striking and has been associated with some great Arsenal teams in the past. I’m looking forward to playing in it for the first time against the Singapore Select XI.”
Mikel Arteta added: “We arrived in Singapore on Monday evening and from the moment we touched down the fans here have been fantastic. Hearing them chant for us and feeling the amazing atmosphere from the crowd was great, it definitely motivates us to perform at our best here.
"I really enjoyed the event and the opportunity to show off our new away kit. It’s a great looking shirt and I like the design which is quite different to the more traditional home shirt.”
Powered by Fans is PUMA’s 2015/16 Arsenal campaign and represents the importance of Arsenal’s fans to the club and players. The fans play a major role in the performance of the team and the campaign, starting with the kit launch, represents this energy and how it can motivate and energise the players.
The away replica kit and full collection is available to purchase now, online at www.ArsenalDirect.com and in all Arsenal stores.
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