Arsenal played with red socks and red shorts for Sunday’s Premier League meeting with West Bromwich Albion, due to fears of kit clash, and supporters were not happy.
The Gunners made the kit change, as they weren’t keen to have both clubs with matching white shorts. Arsenal couldn’t wear the away kit or third kit as it clashes with West Brom’s home strip.
The last time Arsenal wore red shorts was against Queens Park Rangers in 1978. They also played against West Brom in red shorts in 1977. Fans weren’t pleased with the change, however.
— Matthew Thomas (@crazycrow2001) December 31, 2017
Don’t like it
— Keisha (@keishawd10) December 31, 2017
Good to know, it still looks a dreadful kit
— Matt Varner (@Mesut_and_Tie) December 31, 2017
Arsenal failed to win both times they wore red shorts in the past, and they failed to win against West Brom on Sunday afternoon too.
It’s hard to suggest a minor kit alteration affected the performance, but it draws more negative press the Gunners’ way regardless.
Personally, I didn’t feel Arsenal looked too bad with an entire red strip, but others will have their opinion on how the Londoners should look in games. Arsene Wenger will be more concerned at the 1-1 result, rather than the colour of his side’s shorts and socks.