A leaked image of Arsenal’s potential new home shirt has caused concern among fans, who fear that the gold trim will only work if the Gunners win the Premier League title this season. Clubs that win the title usually pay tribute to their success with a kit for the following campaign, featuring gold Premier League badges on the sleeves of the shirt. This year, Manchester City are sporting the golden badges on their kits when they play in the league. The supposed new Arsenal shirt has seemingly been designed around this, with gold trim on the sleeves as well as having gold flashes on the back of the neck and on the kit manufacturer logo.
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their concerns about the design, with many suggesting that the gold trim will only look good if it’s combined with the gold Premier League logo. Some have even suggested that the shirt should only feature gold if Arsenal win the league this season. One fan tweeted: “Only put gold on our kit if we win the league – otherwise we don’t deserve it!” Another wrote: “The gold looks awful.” A third declared: “We have to win this title such that the Adidas gold design would match the Premier League gold logo next season.”
Despite these concerns, some fans have suggested that the shirt could look good with gold winners patches. One fan commented: “Not gonna lie didn’t rate the original leaks but these with gold winners patches could look.” Another said: “This literally only works if we win the league.” A sixth fan added: “Hope it has the gold colour lion crest for champions.”
Arsenal currently lead the way in the Premier League, eight points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. However, the Gunners have played one more game than their rivals. Manchester City are currently using the gold Premier League logo on their sleeves, having won the title last season.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will win the Premier League title this season and whether the gold trim on their new home shirt will be seen as a tribute to their success or a symbol of their failure. However, one thing is clear: Arsenal fans are passionate about their team and their shirts, and they will continue to express their opinions on social media and elsewhere.