Arsenal Have Been Forced to Wear Different Kit For Carabao Cup Final And Fans Are Fuming
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Arsenal are set to play this weekend's Carabao Cup final in an all red kit - but the club's loyal supporters are absolutely furious at the idea.
Arsene Wenger's side will travel to Wembley for this weekend's showpiece against Pep Guardiola's hotly-tipped Manchester City side, and whilst they've been given the nod to wear their home kit, they'll be looking slightly different than they usually do.
It turns out Arsenal's white shorts and socks clash with City's, and the FA's strict rules on kits means the Gunners will need to turn out wearing red shorts and socks.
Arsenal have worn their current red and white home kit since the 1970s but were forced to turn out in all red earlier this season in the Premier League clash against West Brom.
Regardless of the reason, there's a lot of Gooners who are very unhappy about the decision:
Are we wearing red shorts on Sunday. What a disgrace. Utterly pathetic.- Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) February 19, 2018
So we have to wear red shorts with the red shirt on Sunday because of ludicrous kit rules. @pumafootball should rush out a one-off yellow and blue strip just for the final.- It'sMYArsenalOpinion (@ARSENALDvbrisG) February 19, 2018
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate, and Arsenal playing in red shorts in a Cup Final. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.- The1971JB (@The1971JB) February 19, 2018
Trust me @Arsenal I don't like this concept of our traditional home kit meeting with red shorts and socks, it looks ridiculous. And I know most of of the fans won't accept your ideas so please change it.- Hasan Rahman (@4f84445d8c604ac) February 19, 2018
Arsenal wearing all Red in League Cup Final then.- Barry (@BarryArsenal7) February 19, 2018
When did clashing shorts become a thing ? pic.twitter.com/fDOmbduZAV
Arsenal will wear red shorts in Sunday's League Cup final against Manchester City. Seems very unnecessary.- Andy Preston (@AndyPreston96) February 19, 2018
ARSENAL ARE WEARING RED SHORTS AND RED SOCKS FOR SUNDAY?- Nasir Ali (@FCA90) February 19, 2018
For only the second time in 39 years, Arsenal will wear red shorts and in a cup final of all fixtures. They sported the red short look for their visit to West Brom on New Year's Eve.
What do you think of the change? Should it really matter this much to supporters?
Let us know in the comments.