There are signposts each summer which point toward the new Premier League season and one of them has been mounted.
The transfer window is the first marker, then comes fresh kit launches before pre-season gets under way before we do it all again.
Most of the Premier League’s top-six have now all released all their home shirts for the 2019/20 season with Arsenal and Manchester City joining Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in releasing their strips – we’re still waiting on Tottenham, though.
All have their own unique spin and so here’s what we’ll see gracing Premier League pitches next term.
This one will take some beating. The Gunners have returned to adidas following the skin-tight Puma era and the partnership has produced a beauty.
With a nod to their iconic past with a modern twist, the popping white sleeves and contrasting collar make for a stunning design.
Nike have also been heavily inspired by the past with their take on Chelsea’s 1992 shirt for the upcoming season.
There is some explanation behind the abstract print design with the graphic comprising imagery from Stamford Bridge’s North Stand, East and West Stands and Shed End.
The European champions have paid homage to their greatest European manager with their New Balance strip.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Bob Paisley’s birth and the inside-neck of each jersey includes an inscription of his signature with the shirt’s swing tag highlighting his achievements.
Puma have kicked off their alignment with City in sensational fashion.
The theme is Manchester and the city’s “industrial and cultural heritage” as the traditional sky blue jersey features “woven jacquard wave pattern” which represents the famous cotton looms.
Given their demise last season, peering into the previous golden glories might prove just the tonic for bitter United supporters.
Their historic treble-winning campaign in 1998/99 is the source of inspiration for United’s 2019/20 strip as it acknowledges the minutes of the goals scored in the Champions League final win plus the dates of the Premier League and FA Cup were clinched.
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