I’m reviewing the latest 2011/12 Official Arsenal Home football shirt. Made by Nike. This was released in June 2011. Made In Thailand
The shirt is very similar to the 2010/11 shirt but this shirt celebrates the 125th anniversary of arsenal football club.
The Shirt is Red with a ribbed style collar with white sleeves which feature a red rubber stripe down both arms.
The Arsenal Crest has 15 Lauren leaves to the left which represents arsenal’s strength “which arsenal and their fans needed at the start of the season” on the right of the crest there are 15 oak leaves which mark the founders of arsenal football club. Just Under The Leaves there is the dates 1886 & 2011. This is very similar to the original woolwich arsenal shirt but obviously without the dates. “Take a look at the history books” Under the crest there is the word “forward” this is to show the club will continue to grow and be a future force again!!!
Nike tick is embroidered. The sponsor, arsenal logo are rubber material. All are well made and show quality which you would expect from Nike. Wash labels in the shirt are quite large & are explained in several languages.
Authentic Label on the bottom right corner – designed to the exact specifications of championship athletes product code 015948302
The shirt is Dri Fit which is the latest technology in sports wear- label reads Pulls away sweat to keep you dry and comfortable which I totally agree with as I often wear my arsenal shirt in the gym
The shirt size seems to be slightly bigger than other previous seasons, which gives more room for movement. The shirt is also light in weight which makes it more comfortable to wear
I have owned all arsenal shirts from the past 10 years and always wear them with pride this one will be no acceptation knowing the clubs history has been thought about and built into this shirt
Simon Gregory / Hull / UK