What a fucking day, lads, ladies, geezers.
Sir Chips is out at Arsenal. He’s resigned his Chairmanship. According to Tim Payton, he was #WengerOut early, and also first to recognise that Unai Emery was a chancer. Didn’t make a difference, because his role was ceremonial. Now he’s gone. Arsenal is Raul’s, because Josh isn’t about.
Sad times. Would be nice if someone was at the club keeping an eye on how things are run. Great clubs have clear structures. They have CEOs that hold people accountable. Where is that at Arsenal? We’re signing 34-year-olds, spending £20m on them, then losing them on frees? Who is asking questions about that?
Arsenal is kickstarting the new season against Manchester City away. It’s our punishment for basically locking down the game after Arteta cunningly took one for the team so he could whip the players into shape.
I am a little scared about that match, but hey, who wouldn’t be scared of a fully fit Pep G side? At least we’ll be fully fit and raring to go.
Footyheadlines have leaked the second kit.
Some are saying this looks like raspberry icecream. Some others, are saying it looks lightly blood-soaked. I thought it looked like a training kit. I shan’t bag on it until I see how it looks on a player, but it’s a bit training kittish? That said, don’t be the type that complains we’re doing untraditional things with our kits. That’s design baby. You don’t get to iconic if you never move things forward. The bruised banana was not traditional. The gold kit was a curveball. The hooped socks were pure genius. I like it when we take a chance… unless it’s a navy blue kit. They are always so fucking boring.
Anyway, still grateful every day about having Adidas as our maker.
This is the home shirt.
Again, a bit of a risk with the pattern and the deeper red, but not bad.
The patterns are inspired by this kit from the early 90s. This is one of the first shirts I was bought that I remember. I think I had the green keeper jersey as well.
I climbed a damson tree wearing it and was introduced to ‘bobbling’, that things that happen when nylon pulls. I was utterly devastated. Since then, I have never climbed a tree and I actively cheer rainforest destruction. That was a joke, Karen.
Finally, keep an eye on this Akanji story. It has legs.
Right, see you in the comments. Tell me what you think about the kits or how excited you are to have football back?