LEAKED! Is this Arsenal's new home kit for the 2016-17 season?
Published 07/04/2016 | 10:28
Arsenal's kit for next season is said to have been leaked online.
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.
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:
Where the hell did that Arsenal concept kit come from?— Welbzil (@Coqzorla) April 6, 2016
If this is the kit next season we might as well not be Arsenal anymore. Nothing would remain of our club. https://t.co/zxHtOSK8Kq— Lee (@LeeSaundersAFC) April 6, 2016
@mikesanz19 please god no, it looks like USAs ice pop jersey during the World Cup— Brandon Laver (@gooner4life10) April 6, 2016
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