Arsenal wore their away kit against Leicester when the two sides met on Sunday, the luckiest Arsenal kit this season, as it once again proved in their 3-1 win.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal scores their team's third goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal scores their team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on February 28, 2021  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal travelled to Leicester for Sunday’s early kick-off. They went into the game some 15 embarrassing points behind the Foxes, who sat in third place while Arsenal languished in 11th.

A six-pointer this was not.

Things looked set to get worse when the Arsenal defence parted with no complaint for Leicester to waltz through unchallenged to open the scoring after just six minutes, but Mikel Arteta’s men rallied and put in an excellent performance.

In the end, a 3-1 win was sealed thanks to goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe. Willian even managed to get two assists to add to the one he got in the Europa League.

This was Arsenal’s 40th game of the season, if we count the Community Shield and, given we won that game, and got a trophy, I absolutely think we should.

Leicester City vs Arsenal kits (via Arsenal)
Leicester City vs Arsenal kits (via Arsenal)

Although you could assume from 40 games played around 20 of those would be away, the Arsenal away shirt has only made an appearance 10 times this season. The game vs Leicester saw the away shirt equal the 10 appearances the third shirt has made, giving a lovely 50% – 25% – 25% symmetry across the range.

Of the 10 games Arsenal have worn the away shirt for, they have won seven and lost three. In terms of winning percentage when in this shirt, it represents the best of all three with a 70% win rate.

Arsenal have won exactly 50% of the games they have worn their home shirt and third.

20/21 Arsenal win percentage by shirt

20/21 Home Away Third
win % 50 70 50
draw % 15 0 20
loss % 35 30 30
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