Arsenal to wear Stella McCartney kit to celebrate women’s team

The Arsenal men and women’s team will wear a gender-neutral pre-match jersey designed by Stella McCartney.

Adidas by Stella McCartney and Arsenal have collaborated to create a 10-piece range which celebrates the women’s team.

The range, which includes a gender-neutral shirt, a full zip hoodie, leggings and t-shirts, features a blue and scarlet red colour-way and an oversized leopard graphic synonymous with Stella McCartney.

Arsenal Women will wear the gender-neutral pre-match jersey before their Champions League match against Wolfsburg tomorrow, while the men’s team will don it before their clash against Crystal Palace next month.

“It’s great to have a collection created for our team, and even more so that Stella McCartney has designed it,” said Arsenal’s star striker Vivianne Miedema.

“The designs are amazing, and I can’t wait to wear the pre-match jersey on the pitch as we get into such an important time in the season.”

Arsenal are the most successful women’s team in history, holding the records for most titles won in each domestic competition they have played in.

The Gunners have clinched 15 league titles, 14 FA Cups, five WSL Cups and five Community Shields. They are also the only British club to win the Women’s Champions League.

Arsenal are currently top of the Women’s Super League, although Chelsea are only two points behind them with a game in hand, with six matches left to play. The title race is subsequently set to go right down to the wire.

“As the most decorated English women’s football club, Arsenal Women is made up of incredible athletes, so to be able to celebrate them – especially in a year that is so pivotal for women in sport – is incredibly special,” said Stella McCartney.

“We’re so excited to continue our journey into the world of football by creating our first travel wear collection for a team.

“Following our initial expansion into football last year with the design of the Predator Freak vegan boot, we’re once again staying true to adidas by Stella McCartney’s DNA of pushing boundaries in consciously crafted performance wear.

“I love that we have fused statement leopard print – an iconic Adidas by Stella McCartney graphic – with distinctive colours to truly bring the two worlds of fashion and football together in an authentic way.

“We hope this collection inspires both current and the future generations of athletes as they make their mark on and off the pitch.”

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