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The real reason why Arsenal have gold on their new home kit after being ripped apart by rival fans

Nasir Jabbar

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The real reason why Arsenal have gold on their new home kit after being ripped apart by rival fans

Rival fans are poking fun at Arsenal's new home kit because it includes gold trims, with the real reason behind the look explained.

The Gunners have unveiled their new home strip for the 2023/24 season, and it features an interesting amount of gold despite the club's failed title attempt.

Mikel Arteta's outfit enjoyed large spells at the top of the Premier League table, but they collapsed during the run-in - with Manchester City successfully defending their crown.

People online have ruthlessly taken aim at Arsenal for having gold on their new home jersey as they referenced the club's failed title charge.


One Twitter user wrote: "I’m guessing they added the gold to the design when they were 8-points clear."

A second tweeted: "Gold when they didn’t even win the league?"

A third added: "Gold trim because they thought they were going to be champions."


A fourth said: "They think they’ve won the league."

Another joked: "Nahhh the gold trims a vio, everytime they put it on they’re reminded that they could’ve been champions."

However, the gold on Arsenal's new home shirt is a tribute to the 20th anniversary of the club's legendary 'Invincibles' side, who won the 2003/04 league title without losing a single match.



Arsenal, who boasted superstar players like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Roberto Pires, among others, enjoyed a campaign where they won 26 league games.

The 26 wins and 12 draws is stitched into the taping that runs down the flank of their new strip while gold touches are all references to that famous Arsenal team.

On the 20th anniversary, Ray Parlour said: "Playing in that season 20 years ago, surrounded by so many wonderful players is something I will never forget, and it is great to see we are celebrating our club history by bringing out this new home shirt - something I think all the supporters will truly love."

What's your take on Arsenal's new home kit? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Adidas/Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Fan Reactions, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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