(PRWeb UK) September 2, 2010
The World Cup in South Africa is over and not a moment too soon for many England fans who had to endure the pain of watching England crash out of the tournament once again. However, the Premier League season is already up and running and the 2010/2011 campaign could be one of the best in recent memory. There is no longer a definable top four, but Manchester United and Chelsea are the teams to beat; of that there can be little argument. However, the league now features more teams capable of doing so.
Liverpool and Arsenal have in the past completed the top four, but Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are now also forces to be reckoned with. Manchester City spent approximately £130 million during the off season, and manager Roberto Mancini firmly believes that his squad has what it takes to be crowned Premier League champions. All of these teams will enjoy high shirt sales figures during the 2010/2011 season given their prominence.
There have been a number of other changes this season that will most likely impact on the Premiership football shirt sales. Last season, the Liverpool kit of Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard were the top selling Premier League shirts. Wayne Rooney’s Man United shirt and Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas’ shirt sales were third and fourth, respectively.
Liverpool and Manchester United’s kits have changed the most from last season as both these north-western clubs now have new main sponsors. Liverpool’s longstanding deal with Carlsberg has been replaced by Standard Chartered and Manchester United’s sponsors AIG have been replaced by AON. The Manchester United home kit remains unchanged as they will still play in their traditional red at Old Trafford, but away from home the Red Devils will be sporting white shirts with some red and black detail on the sleeves.
Reigning champions Chelsea have not made any significant changes to their home kit, but their black away kit has been adorned with some orange pinstripes. Arsenal will continue to use their popular red and white kit this season when playing at the Emirates, while wearing the canary yellow strip when playing away from home.
An expected top selling shirt this season could be that of Cesc Fabregas. Over the past few months his impending departure to Barcelona has regularly made the headlines. Taking this news and his popularity at the London club into account, Fabregas’ last Arsenal shirt could well be the best selling Premiership football shirt at the end of this season.