Ahead of its official release by Arsenal, some of the launch photos for the 2023/24 third kit were posted early by Pro Direct Soccer.
As you can see above, the photos involved current Arsenal players modelling the new kit.
In defence of Pro Direct, August 1st was originally supposed to be the official launch date for the kit.
The Gunners were meant to wear the shirt for the first time in the Emirates Cup game against AS Monaco, but Arsenal Fixture News reports that the launch had to be delayed.
In other leaks relating to the third kit, FootyHeadlines have shared pictures of a sponsorless version of the shirt, also set to be released soon.
The shirt isn’t the same as the usual third-kit design, with a number of changes made on top of the removal of the sponsor.
The Adidas logo is monochrome, the sleeves have a zig-zag pattern on the ends, and the blue doesn’t extend all the way up to the neck. The shirt also reportedly has more of a cotton feel.
You can see a comparison of the two shirts below.
The new shirt won’t come cheap. FootyHeadlines report that the sponsorless shirt will still cost £80, around the same as one of the match shirts.
Given the launch delays, it’s not clear exactly when both versions of the shirt will hit the market, but it probably won’t be long now.