Arsenal will unveil their new Emirates Stadium wrap next week, according to a report, meaning we’ve seen the last game with the exposed concrete.
Back in November, Arsenal fans spotted the old exterior artwork around the Emirates Stadium being removed, prompting some excitement about the potential new designs going up.
However, reports suggested replacement designs were still being finalised, and wouldn’t be installed until January.
So it proved, with the stadium remaining bare for the Juventus friendly, the West Ham United clash, and the Newcastle United fixture.
But Twitter user Sam (@the_cannon), who often works with REDaction Gooners, reports that the new designs are being unveiled next week, and the Newcastle match should be the last game with the exposed concrete.
Arsenal had previously confirmed that they’ve been working with fans on new designs since April, and in November they were very close to finalising eight pieces of art to wrap around the ground.
The new artwork is part of a number of upgrades Arsenal are making to the stadium this year.
As regular match-goers will already be aware, the big screens in the stands were replaced over the summer, and the turnstiles have been upgraded, as well as new beer stations being installed in the Upper Tier.
Work on the roof is ongoing as well, to address leaks. There’s also talk of a new sound system for the ground.
One thing we won’t be getting is external screens in place of the old banners, with the club ruling out that option due to council restrictions.