Photo: New Arsenal away kit 'leaked' - very similar to '02 title-winning shirt

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With the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season still a few weeks away, the competitive football void is currently being filled by pre-season friendlies and kit launches.

And while the vast majority of clubs have unveiled what they'll be wearing for the new campaign, we're still waiting on a few of the big teams. That includes Arsenal, who's fans are still yet to see the away shirt offering.

However, they might be done waiting after a shirt which is claimed will be the alternative option for the Gunners this year was allegedly leaked online today.


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If it is legitimate, Arsenal fans are sure to be delighted if only because the look of the shirt immediately brings back memories of one of the biggest moments in the club's recent history.

The image (which can be seen below) comes courtesy of, the same people who accurately revealed Liverpool's new home kit a full three weeks before the Anfield club's official unveiling. So there is a high likelihood that this is the real deal for Arsenal.

As you can see, aside from being a tidy looking shirt in its own right, the 'leaked' away kit bears a striking resemblance to the one worn by Arsene Wenger's men en route to the winning the Premier League title in the 2001-02 season.

Fond memories

Arsenal fans who remember that campaign will also likely recall that it was whilst wearing that version of a gold and blue kit that Sylvain Wiltord scored at Old Trafford in a win that confirmed the north London club as champions 14 years ago.

With the team also having gone on to lift the FA Cup that season, the 01-02 kit certainly holds fond memories for the Gunners, and they'll be hopeful that the Puma throwback kit will bring the same levels of success.


Indeed, with Wenger having failed to take Arsenal to the Premier League title in every season since that famous win at Old Trafford, the Frenchman more than anyone will be crossing his fingers and hoping that the new kit can bring an end to the 14-year wait.

Unfortunately for the long-serving manager, he might need more than a lucky away kit to achieve his ambitions.

Although Arsenal have brought in Granit Xhaka over the summer to bolster their midfield, the Emirates club have seen their rivals spend big in a bid to challenge for the title.

Unless Wenger does the same in the next few weeks, there will be plenty of Arsenal fans left feeling that their retro-looking kit might be about the most they have to look forward to when the new campaign gets underway.

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