Arsenal To Wear All-White Strip Against Nottingham Forest

Arsenal will wear an all-white first kit against Nottingham Forest as part of an anti-knife violence campaign, rather than their typical red.

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The strip will be worn at the City Ground for Sunday’s third-round FA Cup clash as part of the No More Red campaign by the club and kit maker Adidas.

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The kit will not be sold, but instead, be awarded to those who make a positive contribution to their community. It is tied to the club’s ‘Arsenal in the Community’ activity, which includes Ian Wright and Idris Elba’s backing.

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“The idea that Arsenal are going to come out in an all-white kit and say ‘No More Red’ will hopefully make people think ‘Hang on, what’s going on here?’ – then look further and try and find out more,” actor Idris Elba said.

“We need to give young people, especially teenagers, another option and an alternative to knife crime and gangs. It’s about what we can offer them as an option.

“The reasons why they [Adidas and Arsenal] are doing this really resonated with me.

“I’ve got a big youth following and people always say to me: ‘Idris, you came from the same place I came from, how did you do it?’ And, it’s the same with the footballers.

“To see these two giants say we want to do something significant, specific to the culture of football, that says we are watching, we care, we want to do something – that really resonated with me. It really did.”

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