Arsenal’s yellow and blue away kit actually started life looking very different.
Back in 1950, Arsenal, then managed by Tom Whittaker, played Liverpool in a gold and white for the first time at Wembley in the FA Cup final. We won 2-0 and therefore the kit was seen as lucky.
Over the next few seasons the away strip was changed with the white sometimes being swapped for blue.
The yellow top instead of gold was brought in in the late 1960s.
This yellow kit was then worn during the FA Cup final against Liverpool in 1971, which Arsenal won, and against in the 1979 final against Manchester United, which we also won. Although we did win a similar amount of games in our red and white kits, the yellow and blue became our traditional FA Cup kit.
It’s also handy if there are kit clashes as they’re contrasting colours to our traditional red and white.
For example, if a team visiting the Emirates has a kit that’s similar to ours or hard to see next to it, we can simply don our yellow kits.