While the focus of the summer will likely be on the World Cup and Unai Emery’s transfer dealings, there are some smaller factors associated with the gap in domestic football that really intrigue us. Of course, we could be completely alone in this view, but at the same time, we’re confident in saying that a lot of fans put stock into the little things. One of these ‘little things’ is the quality of any given new kit, and while we’re already covered what we think about the home effort, now, we’re here to talk about the away offering.
The kit can be seen in the header of Arsenal’s Twitter page, and as is usually the case with the Gunners, we actually prefer it to the home equivalent. While the red and white have been tarnished with a slightly too blocky design, this dark blue number is simple, looks comfortable, and features a hint of red across the middle of the chest. It may not win any awards for being a groundbreaking design or anything like that, but in comparison to some of the alternatives around the Premier League, it’s certainly appreciated.
Playing in style is going to be important for Arsenal, especially with a man like Unai Emery in charge. Towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s tenure, it felt like everything was a little bit stale at the Emirates as if they were living ten years in the past. Now, with a fresh mindset and a fresh approach moving forward, there’s every reason to believe that things are going to be much more positive as we look ahead to the future.
That may sound a little overdramatic given we’re only talking about a kit but at the same time, just look at how much emphasis continues to be put on the kits of the teams involved in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Nigeria were previously considered to be huge underdogs who weren’t being seen as a threat in any way, shape or form, and now, through the power of their kit alone, they’ve adopted thousands upon thousands of new fans.
So while we may not get to see the blue away kit on a week to week basis, we’re still excited to see what kind of performances Arsenal will put in whilst wearing it up and down the country.
What do you think about the new away kit?