Friday 30 September 2016

LEAKED! Is this Arsenal's new home kit for the 2016-17 season?

Tom Sheen

Published 07/04/2016 | 10:28

Has the Arsenal home kit for next season been leaked?
Has the Arsenal home kit for next season been leaked?

Arsenal's kit for next season is said to have been leaked online.

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The digital images, which appeared on social media, haven't been picked up by the usual websites who usually reveal new kits indicating that perhaps it could be a fan mock up rather than an actual leak.

Nevertheless, if the kit is a real leak then it is likely to prove very unpopular with fans, owing to the heavy use of blue.

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The Arsenal kit has been met with a negative reaction (Twitter)

Blue trim has often been a feature of kits in the past, as recently as 2012-13 the kit featured blue trim and a blue collar, as did a number of kits in the 1980s and 1990s, but this design features navy shorts.

Not since the 19th century - 1889-1899 in fact - have Arsenal worn blue shorts. Fans of the club may remember that this pre-dated the club's move to north London, they moved from Woolwich to Highbury in 1913.

The design also features a white section on the shoulders and arms, two tones of red on the main shirt and even a faded cannon in the stomach area.

Arsenal, who change their kit every season, usually unveil their new kits in June.

Arsenal supporters were not impressed with the design:






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