EFL reverse red shorts decision for Carabao Cup final

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The EFL have apparently reversed the decision that would have seen Arsenal wear red short in the Carabao Cup final.

Yesterday, the kit info on their site said the Gunners would wear red shorts and socks with the red and white shirt, but that now appears to have changed.

Today the info looks like this:

It now means Arsenal will sport a much more traditional look for the Wembley showdown, and it’s a sensible approach.

Neither side had any problem when they faced off in the FA Cup semi-final last season so it’s good that common sense has prevailed.

It is believed Arsenal keeper David Ospina will have to wear a giant EFL branded Stetson but that’s what compromise is all about.

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The Goon of Valencia
The Goon of Valencia

It’s back on!

SensuallyEatingAHotdog
SensuallyEatingAHotdog

aw i was actually looking forward to that
oh well classic arsenal not bad either

Pedant
Pedant

It’s been worrying me all day and I could hardly sleep, since the previous post. I’m sure everyone else was the same.

We can all relax a bit now. Phew!!!

clockenddan

It’s a cup final and we have to wear our traditional colours. Plus my son would do his nut as he doesn’t have the red shorts. We can do it this Sunday – COYG!

LEFT08
LEFT08

Thank goodness they saw sense.

GunnAlex
GunnAlex

The only thing I was bothered about was that it was the ‘home’ team having to change.
That’s what home advantage should be all about.
Forgive me to mention something non football/Arsenal, but indeed relevant.
It also annoys me when the visiting team to the Wales Rugby stadium gets to decide if the roof is open or closed. Its nonsence! Home team should = Home advantage.

Ausdrexler
Ausdrexler

I agree with you. Home ground advantage means you should be able to use it to your advantage. Sadly, cricket is starting to lose that as well, so many drop in pitches at venues these days every test match is basically the same.
Here in Aus, there used to be massive differences in pitches across the country and it meant each test match was guaranteed to be different. This summers Ashes tour was boring as fark…. even if the aussies did roll the poms 4-0. And it was boring because the pitches were basically the same.

Jammathon
Jammathon

Fairly sure that’s an Australia-only problem, because of AFL? Everywhere else around the world (that plays cricket) has cricket-only stadiums, so no need for drop-ins. See the South Africa v India Test series and the way batsmen were collectively murdered as an example.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

But will there be the traditional fez for Wenger?

V is for Vic Akers
V is for Vic Akers

We’ll have none of that here! Ingerland.. Ingerlaand

shokim
shokim

Now that was a quick U-turn! Wasn’t looking forward to the red+red combo tbh.
Good decision

Rob
Rob

Interestingly (or perhaps incredibly un-interestingly), when we played them in the FA Cup semi last year, city wore blue shorts and white socks, against our white shorts and red socks, so there was actually no clash then.

Bore even myself writing that !

José+P
José+P

Huhuuuuu

Punnersaurus
Punnersaurus

It’s a miracle!

Serpent
Serpent

The BFG obviously won the rematch in rock, paper, scissors.

Bosscielny
Bosscielny

It was best out of 3.

Sunil T
Sunil T

thank good! I will get a good sleep tonight.

Lord Peter Of Highbury
Lord Peter Of Highbury

Praise the Lord!! We never win at Wembley with red shorts….

Ted E.
Ted E.

I, for one, am looking forward to a continuation of this series of articles on the Carabao Cup final shorts. There are more angles to cover here: How was the decision reversed, who intervened, who made the initial decision? Do we have red shorts stocked, or would Vic Akers have to make a run to Sportsdirect? What colors do we normally stock?

Ausdrexler
Ausdrexler

And the single most important question… do the players prefer pockets in thier shorts or none?

Thierry Bergkamp
Thierry Bergkamp

Amazing stuff!!

Thierry Bergkamp
Thierry Bergkamp

What ever happened to the guy who posts the random stories. What was he called?

Pedant
Pedant

Rambling Pete.

chopper4001
chopper4001

Everyone misses Rambling Pete.

Thierry Bergkamp
Thierry Bergkamp

Rambling Pete!
Funny dude

Haiku Pete
Haiku Pete

Oh, Rambling Pete
how we miss your scattered thoughts
light in dark dark days.

Mayor McCheese
Mayor McCheese

Hm. For this to work, you’d have to accept a trisyllable “Rambling,” which not all English speakers would. May I suggest an emendation for our disyllable-inclined friends?

Oh, sweet Rambling Pete

Haiku Pete
Haiku Pete

Good work. I did hesitate there but went with my gut and Scots accent.

Third Plebeian
Third Plebeian

Saga!

Chalorr
Chalorr

Is Ospina allowed to use the stetson to prevent a goal should the need arise? If so, I think that’s just another bonus! ??

A Different George
A Different George

With white shorts we can be as good as Wigan. Second trophy on Sunday! (We already won the English Supercup, sometimes disparagingly called the Community Shield.)

DBMÖ10
DBMÖ10

The shorts should be sky blue , atleast our midfield will pass to each other more. ?

LuisBoaMuerte
LuisBoaMuerte

Well thank fuck for that

jackbut
jackbut

fuck that

Enfield Gooner
Enfield Gooner

What colour is Field Blue ?

Sal
Sal

Field blue? What kind of field? Perhaps a field full of financially doped, over-rated superstars?

Mac
Mac

Yeah watching our lads in red and white really gives me hopes.I just hope that defense get to pull up them socks this time.