Arsenal will wear their blue away kit against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Gunners will don their blue gradient kit against Forest this weekend instead of their popular black third kit.

Fans weren’t too impressed with Puma’s blue away kit this season, which is probably why Arsene Wenger’s side appear to have adopted their third as their current away strip.

However, against Forest, who sport red, we’ll wear blue.

Our goalkeeper will wear orange and black.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 29: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Theo Walcott and Sead Kolainac after scoring 4-2 during the pre-season friendly match between Arsenal v SL Benfica during the Emirates Cup at Emirates Stadium on July 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

As you may not already know, Arsenal’s red home kit comes from Forest when the likes of Fred Beardsley, Bill Parr and Charlie Bates all came from Nottingham to join Dial Square FC.

Money was tight in 1886 and, as a result, Beardsley, Parr and Bates brought some spare Forest kits with them for Arsenal to wear.

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At the time, the shirts were a much darker red. It was Herbert Chapman who brought in the white sleeves in 1925.

Gooners also seem to forget that some of Arsenal’s first away kits were blue, even though we closely associate the colour with our rivals.

Therefore, it would be interesting if the Gunners have deliberately chosen blue in order to remain traditional when facing Forest.

Probably not.