After a grueling, emotional season that ended with Arsenal succumbing to Manchester City's relentless pursuit, how do the Gunners pick themselves up, avoid doing what Liverpool did and hit the ground running when the 2023-24 Premier League campaign begins on Aug. 12?
Maybe, like after a bad breakup, it's best to destroy every visual reminder of the past while undergoing some drastic changes in personal appearance (new haircut, clothes, tattoos, etc.). I think that's the route Arsenal's taking based on the latest leaks of their new away kit.
Footy Headlines has been tracking these for a while, so they're almost certainly the real thing with Arsenal set to launch them around their match against the MLS All-Stars on July 19.
But wait! Look at the entire kit — jersey, shorts and socks — and I think the pattern really improves. It's like toxic sludge in motion.
I like them because I see Adult Swim's Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter as the inspiration.
If you don't like it, there's always the very solid 2023-24 home kit, retro options and next year.