Something a bit different for today’s Fantasy Kit Friday in that they’re all a recolouring of kits from a club’s history.
The request comes from Tony Sealey, who is a Tottenham Hotspur fan but isn’t (we hope) trolling when he asks:
I know it’s crossing the line for me, but how about a series of reversed Arsenal kits of white shirts with red sleeves, say one from the ’60s/70s, an adidas ’80s, a Nike one and, now a modern adidas one.
As a child supporting Arsenal, a white change shirt with red trim (as opposed to red sleeves) was something I wanted to see, but it wasn’t realised until 2007. The lack of a straight reversal was probably never considered due to overall clash issues – the opposite of the Arsenal-Charlton game in 2000, effectively – though in the summer of 2007 such a kit was rumoured and indeed fakes were produced. Such a kit could be used in those games away to teams in blue shirts and white shorts where Arsenal tend to change.
Apparently, Arsenal are set for a white change kit in 2020-21, whenever that happens. It’s possible that black will be an accent colour, so we can anticipate the howls of protest from those who feel it looks like Spurs. Of course, it’s unlikely they will come from people who are aware that Arsenal did have white change shirts with black shorts, once upon a time.
Anyway, we digress – as Tony said, these are fantasy kits! Here they are:
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