Arsenal launch huge XXXXXXL shirt to tailor their expanding fanbase

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Arsenal are the latest Premier League club to offer 6XL shirts to supporters requiring larger items of merchandise.

The Gunners have followed in the footsteps of both Aston Villa and Norwich City, offering new shirts for supporters going up to a massive 62in chest.

Arsene Wenger's side launched their new Puma away strip whilst on tour in Thailand yesterday (Tuesday), and supporters who might not have fitted into the shirts previously will now get a chance to purchase the shirt they first saw in Bangkok.


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"They go up to 6XL. It's for a 59-62in chest. We do get larger fans," an Arsenal club shop assistant told The Sun.

Arsenal aren't the first club to pursue increased sizes, with Tottenham Hotspur - sponsored by Under Armour - offering shirts up to 5XL for their fans.

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Chelsea, sponsored by Adidas, go up to 4XL, whilst West Ham United go as high as 3XL.

Worrying trend

The increased size offering is no surprise in the United Kingdom, as the rate of obesity in both children and adults continues to grow.

One thing that doesn't grow with the extra material is the price, however, with the new Arsenal away kit available for £55 (short sleeve) at all sizes from XS to 6XL.

How long until the club's sense an opportunity to cash-in on bigger sizes?

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