Arsene Wenger: I'd be hanged if I changed Arsenal kit

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Arsene Wenger in convinced he would be hanged outside the Emirates if Arsenal tried to change the colour of the kits.

Arsenal's weekend opponents Cardiff City recently changed from their famous blue strip to red as owner Vincent Tan believed it would bring good luck.

Wenger says a similar situation would be possible at the Gunners as fans would simply revolt against the club.

The Frenchman says the amount of history at the Emirates makes the prospect of drastically altering the kit very difficult.

He told reporters: “For us, it is impossible to change colours. We would all hang outside the Emirates. I don’t know [at Cardiff], but [Tan] managed to do it.

"If you take the case of Arsenal, with the history of the club, it would be extremely difficult.”

Not only is Wenger not prepared to change the club's kit colour, he is also unwilling to let any player break the club's long standing tradition that dictates that every player wears the same sleeve lengths.

Mathieu Flamini reportedly upset Wenger, kit man Vick Ackers and his team mates when he cut his sleeves before the game against Marseille despite being told not to after originally doing so against Manchester United.

Wenger says the issue has been resolved and Flamini will wear long sleeves when required from now on.

Wenger added: “It is a tradition I bought into when I came here. We had always that debate when it gets to October - do we play short sleeves or long sleeves? Half the team wanted long, and half wanted short.

“So I said, look, we decide before the game, we play what you want but all the same. From that moment on it is always the captain after consulting the players who decides and everybody respected it.”

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