Confirmed: Why Arsenal and Chelsea Are Getting Patched-up Kits for FA Cup Final

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Both Arsenal and Chelsea have had to work out how to squeeze yet another patch onto their kits for the FA Cup final on Saturday with the FA asking them to add one in support of Prince William’s mental health charity initiative, ‘Heads Up’.

With Arsenal and Chelsea already sporting a club badge, manufacturer’s badge and shirt sponsor as well as a sleeve sponsor, both sides also have also added patches in support of both the NHS and Black Lives Matter.

Now, a place needs to be found for another.

According to the Daily Mail in their exclusive in Friday’s paper, Arsenal will move “the NHS and BLM patches to underneath the number on the back of their shirts, while Chelsea have shifted the NHS to the back of the jersey and will put the BLM message on their shorts.”

The final will be called the ‘Heads up FA Cup final’ after Emirates agreed to let the charity have the naming rights for the final.

Arsenal players also recently had a video call with Prince William about the initiative and how to prioritise mental health issues when football returned.