The Premier League is by far the most-watched football league in the world. Across the globe, millions of fans tune in every week to watch their favorite club and players in action.
The Premier League is the wealthiest league in professional football worldwide, with a revenue of around 5.5 billion euros. Clubs earn billions of pounds each season from ticket sales, jersey sales, sponsorships, tournament prizes, and more.
Once not a big deal, football kits have grown into fashion statements and are important now more than ever. For clubs, jersey sale is one of the key revenue streams, and making kits as appealing as possible is important. A finely crafted kit’s aesthetic beauty will make it a fan favorite and draw the attention of casual viewers and neutrals. Inspiration is sourced far and wide, with some clubs delving into their history books in search of creative design ideas. Some opt for the futuristic look, while others simply stare at the sky.
The Premier League resumed on Boxing Day after the World Cup-enforced November break. Fans will be cheering on their clubs from the stands or the comfort of their homes, possibly donning neat replica jerseys for the 2022/23 season.
So which are the top 5 best home kits in the Premier League? Below, we have ranked the top 5 sharpest-looking fabrics in the league in terms of design inspiration and flair:
When it comes to dropping clean and stylish jerseys, no one does it like the Gunners. The North Londoners have a track record of consistently churning out top shirts, and it is hard not to get excited as a Gooner. This time, Arsenal has given us a 90s-inspired shirt complete with the lightning bolt zigzag on the collar and white sleeves. Another masterpiece from Adidas that wouldn’t be out of place when worn outside a football stadium. Nice, simple, and classy kit in traditional Arsenal colors; no complicated graphics or piping.
Five games shy of the season’s midway mark, the Gunners’ title challenge remains on track. After missing out on a top-four finish last season, not much was expected of Mikel Arteta’s side, but their title challenge has been a revelation. Their odds to hold on and claim a first Premier League title since 2003/04 have since dropped from mouthwatering 40/1 at the start of the season to 2/1.
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2. Manchester City
The Citizens have released several fine-looking jerseys in recent seasons, and 2022/23 is no exception in the blue half of Manchester. The reigning Premier League champions have gone for a retro-styled kit.
Puma has done away with the white under-arm strip from last season and made changes to the club and kit manufacturer’s logo placement. The 2022/23 home kit is inspired by Manchester City’s golden generation from the late 60s and early 70s. The sky blue kit now features a maroon trim around the neck and arms. It also has a centralized logo that pays homage to club legend Colin Bell, “The King of Maine Road,” and the team who won 2 First Division league titles, 2 League Cups, the FA Cup, and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
Given how quickly Haaland has hit the ground running in a kit honoring such a hallowed Man City team, I wouldn’t bet against Guardiola’s men clinching some silverware at the end of the season.
3. Nottingham Forest
After 23 long years in the cold, Forest are back among the Premier League elite.
To celebrate their return, Nottingham Forest have gone for a clean and simple kit in their famous garibaldi red color. The color of the kit pays homage to Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian revolutionary who had a lasting influence on the people of Nottingham in 1864. This was shortly before a group of amateur footballers formed Nottingham Forest in 1865. The jersey features a subtle print design on the fabric that was inspired by the Victorian ironwork on Trent Bridge.
The lack of an obtrusive kit sponsor splashed across the front of the jersey gives it an extra unique vibe.
There is no intrusive graphics or overly bright trips on this one. It is just the famous Liverpool red kit, nice, plain, and simple. Nike got the basics spot on with this own.
The tribute to the Hillsborough 97 always adds a touch of class that any Kop faithful will appreciate. A simple web-knit fabric pattern gives the kit a lovely texture and emphasizes the rich red of Jürgen Klopp’s team. You’ll also find a subtle YNWA graphic on the sleeve’s cuffs.
5. Manchester United
Manchester United takes us down the memory road with this tasteful retro shirt that wouldn’t look out of place when worn by Eric Cantona. It looks like a home jersey the Old Trafford crowd could remember from the early 1990s.
The shield on the club’s logo and the triangular pattern on the collar will have you reminiscing about the Manchester United sides from the 90s. This is the first time that the polo collar is reappearing since 2015.
Brentford have rolled over their home kit from the 2021/22 season into a second season. By doing so, the clubs hope to combat the impact of synthetic fabric on the environment and also help their fans save money. A class act from the Bees not gouging the Brentford Community Stadium faithful for their money.