When Arsenal paired red shorts with their red and white home shirt against West Bromwich Albion in December, it was the first time we’d sported such a combo since 1978.
It now looks as though we’re doing the same thing in the League Cup final at Wembley.
As was the case at the Hawthorns on New Year’s Eve, our opponents on Sunday – Manchester City – wear white shorts with their home kit.
We know what you’re thinking, surely players can tell the difference between red shirts and blue shirts? And yes, they can (sometimes, when we’re not playing sh*te). But apparently, the colour clash between shorts, and indeed socks, is more of an issue for the officials, particularly those who are running the line and making tight offside calls.
Quite why Arsenal are the ones changing their kit stumps us. As far as we can tell we’ve been drawn as the home shirt so it would make more sense for City to be the ones to change. Perhaps Per lost a game of rock, paper, scissors?
Who knows. It’s not exactly a major thing, but certainly unusual.