Arsenal are set to wear their unpopular blue kit for their clash against AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday evening.
Out of the nine times Arsenal have worn their blue away kit this season, they’ve only managed one win. And now they’re set to wear it for a 10th time against Milan in the Europa League. Good times.
Arsenal set to wear their blue away kit for tonight's match against AC Milan.
They've won only one of the nine previous matches they have played in this strip. pic.twitter.com/7Yrjtih3ta
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) March 8, 2018
From the moment Arsenal unveiled their away kit, fans took a disliking to it, and it seems the players have too because they simply can’t play in it.
One win from nine is appalling, and while a lot of this is probably because it’s Arsenal’s away kit, which they wear away from home and they’re terrible on the road, football can make people very superstitious.
Arsenal's results when playing in the blue kit this season:
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) February 22, 2018
Instead of wearing that strange blue kit, I reckon we should be performing an exorcism and then burning it, but hey, I don’t make the rules.
On the other hand, Arsenal have managed to win five of their last six European games away from home. The only away clash they haven’t won was the Europa League game against FC Cologne.
Arsenal have won five of their last six away fixtures in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League, the only blemish a 1-0 defeat at Köln in this season's group stage
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) March 8, 2018
Therefore, it might not go that badly… Here’s hoping.