Reason behind Arsenal’s all white kit? Gunners to wear special jersey in FA Cup 3rd Round

Arsenal will wear special all-white shirts this weekend as part of the Premier League club’s anti-youth violence campaign in London. And we at Alley Sport brings the Reason behind Arsenal’s all white kit? Gunners to wear special jersey in FA Cup 3rd Round.

Reason behind Arsenal’s all white kit

The stabbing of a 16-year-old kid in December was the 30th teen murder in 2021, and it occurred just as Arsenal was set to launch its “No More Red” campaign.

Reason behind Arsenal's all white kit: Image Credits-Getty
Reason behind Arsenal’s all white kit: Image Credits-Getty

“The white shirt is a symbol that can stand against knife crime,” said Jack Ironside, “It’s devastating for individuals, it’s devastating for families and devastating for the communities that they live in. That trauma is lived by their friends and their families that live on. But what we’ve got an opportunity to do here is raise awareness and look at solutions – not answers. We don’t have the answer but positive contributions.”

The kits however will not be sold. It will only be worn by the players in Sunday’s match and will be released as gifts to community organizations working to tackle the causes of youth violence.

Reason behind Arsenal's all white kit: Image Credits-Getty
Reason behind Arsenal’s all white kit: Image Credits-Getty

“The kit will never be commercially available and will only ever be awarded to individuals who are making a positive difference in the community”, the club said.

“Our priorities are social outcomes rather than sports outcomes,” Ironside said. “What we’re trying to do with this campaign is really try to raise awareness and create awareness around this important issue and then make some tangible differences.”

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Reason behind Arsenal’s all white kit: Image Credits-Getty

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