It was revealed yesterday via the Carabao Cup website that Arsenal would be wearing an all-red kit for the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which would only be the second time in 40 years that Arsenal wore all red. Well, it seems that the powers that be - whether that’s the EFL, Arsenal, or a combination of both - have finally realized that’s a dumb idea, because that same website today has Arsenal wearing its traditional red and white shirts and white shorts.
While this doesn’t really rise to the level of “controversy”, it’s nice to see the EFL come to its senses here. It’s not like it’s hard to tell a blue shirt from a red shirt, or blue socks from red; the fact both teams will be wearing white shorts isn’t really a problem at all, from a visibility standpoint.
In an era where so many traditions get discarded in the name of revenue, it’s nice to see even this little nod to keeping things as traditional as they can. It’s a Cup final, after all, and both teams should look how they’re supposed to look. The trophy will look better with red and white on it than just red anyway, right?