Why are Arsenal wearing an all-white kit against Oxford United and can I buy it? | The Sun

ARSENAL will take a stand against knife crime by donning an all WHITE kit for their FA Cup clash against Oxford United.

The Gunners wore the bespoke shirt last season against Nottingham Forest at the same stage of the competition.

It will kick off the club’s ‘No More Red’ campaign against youth violence in the capital.

The Gunners are once again linking up with kit sponsors adidas to build on work being done with young people by their Arsenal in the Community initiative.

"Young people face multiple challenges as they grow up in today's world and we don't have all the answers, but we are confident our work makes a significant contribution to the lives of our participants," said Freddie Hudson, head of Arsenal in the Community.

"Our hard work must continue and we're proud to be building on the achievements of the first year of No More Red by adding more social action projects and a volunteer programme that broadens the reach of this powerful initiative."

Actor Idris Elba, boxer Anthony Yarde and Arsenal legend Ian Wright backed the campaign last year.

The Gunners will be hoping for a different result this time, however, as last year they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Forest thanks to Lewis Grabban's goal.

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The all-white shirt won’t be available to buy – instead it will be awarded by Arsenal to people and organisations tackling the causes of youth violence.

London saw more than 10,000 knife crime offences between June 2020 and June 2021, but the number was lower in 2022 at 6, 843.

Arsenal in the Community already delivers sport and educational programmes to over 5,000 young people each week.

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