Arsenal’s new 2020-21 away kit has been leaked and the blood-splatter design has left fans totally unimpressed.
The Gunners haven’t had the best of seasons but many supporters were at least satisfied by Adidas’ retro-inspired Bruised Banana strip.
Yet the German sportswear giants have seemingly decided to switch to a white jersey for the club’s matches on the road next season.
Footy Headlines, who frequently obtain kit leaks before they are officially unveiled, provided pictures of the latest design for Arsenal’s new away strip.
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The shirt most closely resembles the Gunners’ current white training strip, with the same colour collar and featuring Adidas’ three stripes along the shoulders.
The usual Fly Emirates logo has also been altered with the company name now accompanied by the slogan ‘Fly Better’ underneath.
But the most daring part of the kit is a number of elongated red marks slashed across the shirt, which resembles less the marble halls of Highbury and more a Halloween costume.
And it’s fair to say fans were less than thrilled with the eye-catching design.
One said: “Maybe it will scare out opponents meaning we start winning away from home?”
Another tweeted: “Arsenal have gone with a blood splatter pattern for their away kit to honour how they get battered out of the Top 4 every season.”
A third added: “Looks like the player has just been mauled by a bear.”
The shorts are yet to be leaked but many fans are expecting them to be a maroon colour.
News of Arsenal’s new away kit came after the lukewarm reception from supporters to the 2020/21 home strip.
This article was originally published by The Sun and reproduced with permission.