We’ve reached the stage of the season where clubs are putting the finishing touches on next season’s strips - we’ve already seen Liverpool’s, thanks to New Balance.
So, naturally, leaks are beginning to emerge. It spoils the fun somewhat of seeing a club officially announce their new kit, with the biggest names in the team donning the new outfit, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for clubs to prevent leaks from happening.
And as you prepare to fork out £60 on a kit that bears minimal changes to the previous one, let’s take a look at Arsenal’s latest away effort, which has been posted online by Footy Headlines.
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Yellow has very often been the chosen colour of Arsenal’s away strip and that won’t change in 2016-17.
The Puma-designed kit features a small colour and navy blue patterns on the sleeve. It’ll certainly be impossible to miss Alexis Sanchez and co. next season.
Arsenal's rumoured away kit for 2016-17
Arsenal fans reacted to the leak on Twitter, with many expressing their delight.
Most Gooners probably couldn’t care less about how their team looks - just so long as they’re winning.
The season has ended up being another forgetful one for the north London club as the wait for a first Premier League title since 2004 continues.
What’s perhaps the most frustrating part for Arsenal fans is that they’ve seen it all before. Their team show flashes of mounting a serious title challenge but falter when the going gets tough.
After the 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Sunday, which left Arsene Wenger’s side 12 points adrift of leaders Leicester and battling for a top-four spot, Jamie Redknapp claimed Arsenal’s players have been “brainwashed” into thinking a top-four finish is acceptable.
“It's like groundhog day," the former Tottenham midfielder admitted, per Sky Sports.
“We've seen so many games like that from Arsenal, where they seem to run out of ideas, look like they're waiting for something to happen. When Alexis Sanchez isn't on form, you wonder who's going to score.
“It looks like they're going to limp into the top four again and that, for me, is boring. They deserve better than that.
“You can't keep doing that and be brainwashed into thinking fourth is good enough. They should be doing more. They should be looking to win the title.
“I know you can say Chelsea and Man Utd are still behind them but this was their big chance and unfortunately, they've blown it."
Arsenal will look good on the pitch next season, but that will count for nothing if they are not competing for the title.
Failure to end the wait could even cost Wenger his job.
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