We’re reaching that time of year when some website you’ve never heard of somehow manages to get a leaked image of a new kit ahead of it’s release next season.
It doesn’t take much to prompt an Arsenal fan to vent their anger on Twitter, but the leak of the home kit for the 2016/17 season has given them yet another excuse.
The shorts seem to the biggest bug bear for internet Gunners, as they appear to have changed colour from the traditional white to a navy blue – a highly unpopular choice amongst fans.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Some were quick to point out its similarities to Chile’s national jersey:
We call Arsenal Sanchez FC, seems like their kit designers agree. Arsenal's new kit looks like a Chile national kit. pic.twitter.com/ONXjoX4aut
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) April 6, 2016
But some are refusing to believe what they see:
Seriously, that supposed leaked fan design of next seasons #Arsenal kit, with blue shorts!! 😳 The blue shorts should tell you it's fake wow!
— TheArsenalShirt (@TheArsenalShirt) April 7, 2016
Even people who are dressed as cats didn’t like it:
And neither did Mesut Ozil…maybe:
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzi1) April 6, 2016
And this guy had an interesting theory:
@hughwizzy That kit looks like a football kit tried to have sex with a French flag, and this is the resultAdvertisement
— Sam Torcaso (@sammytacos) April 6, 2016
But this bloke summed it up perfectly:
The new kit cycle:
Pictures leaked- everyone hates it.
Kit confirmed- 'it's grown on me.'
Kit released- 'Whose name shall I get on the back?
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) April 7, 2016
So there you go, Arsenal fans aren’t entirely happy on Twitter, who’d have thought it?
Also, we think they’re missing the point – Theo Walcott has been used as the featured name on the shirt, which should worry every Gunner in the land.