Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.
Arsenal unveil new adidas away kit
Arsenal have released their new away kit for the 2021/22 season, a yellow number with a big nod to the 1971 double-winning campaign, featuring the old cannon logo.
The shirt colour is described as ‘pearl citrine pale yellow’ and has a navy and red trim, along with the usual Adidas stripes along the shoulder, while the cannon logo also features on the shorts and socks.
It will be the first time the old cannon logo has been worn in the Premier League with Arsenal moving to a new emblem for the 1988/90 shirts.
The shorts and socks for the new kit are the same colour yellow as the shirt.
You can see all the images from the official release by clicking right here .
Five deals Arsenal want to complete
Arsenal will be in the market to sign players in at least five positions this summer, football.london understands.
The first position they are looking to strengthen is in goal, where there is no trusted permanent back-up to Bernd Leno at the club as things stand.
However, if the German – who only has two years left on his current contract at the end of this season – moves on the Gunners may be forced to dip into the market again, with Brentford’s David Raya understood to be among the players they have looked at.
Left-back is another area where Arsenal are prioritising external recruitment in order to provide more orthodox back-up to Kieran Tierney with Hibernian’s Josh Doig a name on their shortlist.
Arsenal would also like to add a new right-back to their ranks amid links to the likes of Achraf Hakimi, Max Aarons and Tariq Lamptey.
Click here to find out the Gunners’ remaining targets.
Arsenal’s new pearl ‘citrine pale yellow’ is available to buy now from ArsenalDirect.
Purchases will be exclusive to Arsenal and kit manufacturers Adidas until May 20.
The jersey is inspired from an old classic from the club’s past, celebrating 50 years since the club won the league and FA Cup double.
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How much Arsenal will spend this summer
However, Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will only allow for ‘modest spending’ in the summer transfer window.
That is the view of finance expert Kieran Maguire, who has warned Gunners fans not to expect any big names to arrive at the Emirates ahead of next season.
“The amount of money spent by a club is driven by the amount coming into the club,” he told Football Insider. “Arsenal were getting close to £100m in matchday income for any given year. Clearly, they’ve lost that for the last 15 months.
“Even though they weren’t qualifying for the Champions League, Arsenal would be earning the thick end of £30m from getting to the later stages of the Europa League.
“Going forwards into 2021-22, that’s a big gap that the club might have to reconcile. It could be that Stan Kroenke provides some funding for that and it could be that they use some other sources.
“But you’re starting off with a huge minus either way, so I expect only modest spending.”