Sunday’s clash between Watford and Arsenal is surely going to go down as a Premier League classic match. Cucho Hernandez’s bicycle kick, Arsenal’s tiki-taka goals and Mikel Arteta moonlighting as a ball boy and claiming a pre-assist for Arsenal’s third goal of the night.
The game simply had everything for the fans.
What was not a part of the script involved Arsenal’s wardrobe choice for the night. As Watford sported their familiar home colours of yellow and black, Arsenal opted to partner their red home kit with matching red shorts instead of the white ones which are the club’s traditional and current kit combinations.
Yes we've seen two nice goals but why are Arsenal playing in red shorts?— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) March 6, 2022
just tuned in …..Why are the #Arsenal shorts red? It's weird— Sam Matterface (@sammatterface) March 6, 2022
Arsenal's kit looks so strange with the red shorts and red socks…— FPL Raptor (Ross) (@FPL__Raptor) March 6, 2022
The standard procedure for a kit change involves teams opting for different threads when the colours are clashing with the opposition. It was the reason why Real Madrid wore their white home kit at the Parc des Princes against PSG despite being the away side as their away and third kits clash with PSG’s home kit.
But that was not the case here and Arsenal could have very well stuck with the white shorts and there seems to be no explanation to back the sudden change in plans.
This was not the first time the club opted for such as change as the Arsenal Women’s team has done the same in the past.
Given that Arsenal put out one of their best performances of the season that earned them the win against Watford, perhaps the kitman at the club should consider this a lucky charm and make this switch more often for the rest of the season.