Arsenal will ditch their famous colours and play in an all white kit for FA Cup tie
Arsenal DITCH their famous colours to wear a special ALL WHITE kit in the FA Cup as they launch their ‘No More Red’ campaign to combat knife crime after a record 30 teenagers were killed in London last year
- Arsenal will play in a one-off all white kit for FA Cup trip to Nottingham Forest
- The ‘No More Red’ campaign aims to keep young people safe from knife crime
- 2021 saw the highest number of teenage murders in London in a single year
- The kit will never be made available to buy, with worn shirts donated to charities
Arsenal will discard their famous red this weekend as they will wear a one-off all white kit in their FA Cup third round tie away at Nottingham Forest on Saturday as part of the No More Red campaign.
The initiative, launched with adidas, aims to keep young people safe from knife crime and youth violence by providing more safe, positive social spaces in London and spotlighting talented individuals who are making a positive difference in their community.
The kit will never be made available for sale, with the shirts worn by the ten starting outfield players set to be donated to organisations doing work to address some of the root causes of violent youth crime in the community.
Arsenal will wear the all-white shirt away at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Saturday
Last year there were 30 teenage murders in London, which is the highest annual figure since records began and the majority of those deaths involved knife attacks.
In total, there were more than 10,000 knife crime offences in the city between June 2020 and June 2021.
As part of the work of the No More Red initiative, there will be investment in the creation and refurbishment of safe spaces to play football, starting with the pitch on Harvist Estate which is less than 500 metres away from Emirates Stadium.
The kit will never be made available for sale, with worn shirts donated to charities
Commenting on the campaign, Ian Wright said: ‘Every young person deserves the opportunity to express themselves. The opportunity to exist within a safe environment. The opportunity to live free from fear of violence.
‘We can never accept loss of life through youth violence as “normal” in our city and it’s so important that we all work together to create a better environment for young people.
‘By giving young people more places to play sport, more support, and access to individuals who can inspire them, together we can help make a difference to young people in London.’
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