Why did Arsenal wear an all-white kit against Nottingham Forest?

ARSENAL will take a stance against knife crime by sporting a WHITE sock for their FA Cup clash with Nottingham Forest.

The custom shirt will kick off the club’s ‘No More Red’ campaign against Youth violence in the capital.

Arsenal will wear the only all-white kit to fight knife crime


Arsenal will wear the only all-white kit to fight knife crime

Gunners are affiliated with adidas kit sponsors to build on the work being done with young people by Arsenal in their Community initiative.

Megastar actor Idris Elba and club legend Ian Wright participate as a mentor in the program.

“From the time young people leave school, until they are at home with their families, there is often a void, a dangerous void of nothing to do, where nothing can easily disappear,” says Elba. into something dangerous.

“If we continue to have no options for this after-school period, we will always see gangs forming. Let’s create choices for these young people.”

Wright added: “Every young person deserves a chance to express themselves. Opportunity exists in a safe environment. The chance to live without fear of violence.

“We can never accept that the loss of life from youth violence is ‘normal’ in our city and it is important that we work together to create a good environment. more for young people.


“By giving young people more places to play sport, more support and reaching out to individuals who can inspire them, together we can help make a difference to young people in London.”

The full white shirt will not be available for purchase – it will instead be donated by Arsenal to people and organizations that address the causes of youth violence.

London saw more than 10,000 knife crimes between June 2020 and June 2021.

Last year also saw highest number of teen homicides in the city since the record began – most of which involve knife attacks.

Arsenal in the Community provides sports and education programs to more than 5,000 young people each week.

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