Arsenal wave goodbye to cult hero after one more game as Arteta aims for perfect title send-off

Arsenal will soon wave goodbye to their cult hero away kit in final away game of the season.
Arsenal will soon wave goodbye to their cult hero away kit in final away game of the season. -Credit:Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Arsenal will say goodbye to a club cult hero after just one more game this season when the club travel to Old Trafford next month. The Gunners face Manchester United in their final away game of the season and by then could have the chance to take the title race to the final clash of the campaign – a home fixture with Everton.

However, in this match in Manchester, Arsenal will be wearing the very divisive yellow and black away strip. It has been a kit which caused quite a stir when it was revealed last year and many being rather critical of the choice of colouring.

Comparisons to high-visibility jackets have been a regular feature from Arsenal and rival fans alike. That said, the shirt has become something of a cult hero and like many designs before it which at first were not initially well-received, it has grown on supporters.

Not only that, but the club have had an excellent record this season when playing away from home, and the yellow shirt has only seen defeat on one occasion in the league in the tough test at Villa Park. Even so, Arsenal could have arguably had a penalty, and saw a last-minute equaliser ruled out for a controversial handball call.

Last-minute winners like Kai Havertz's at Brentford and a Declan Rice header at Luton Town have helped. Perhaps most notable, however, is the stunning number of goals racked up while wearing it during high-scoring wins against Bournemouth, West Ham, Burnley, Sheffield United and Brighton.

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Arsenal's final two away games of the season at at Tottenham and Man United. At Spurs, Arsenal will wear their home shirt for the derby as usual with the changed socks so as not to clash with Tottenham's white.

The Gunners always wear their away shirt when in Manchester, and this season will be no different as they adorn themselves with the 'high-vis' yellow of Islington one last time. Hopefully, it will be the game which cements their longevity as title challengers and perhaps even more.