Arsenal to wear away kit against Basel

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Uefa have stipulated that Arsenal are required to wear their away kit for this evening's Champions League match.

This unusual situation is due to the fact the Gunners’ home shirt clashes with Basel’s red, blue and black home strip.

Basel’s all white away strip is also deemed unacceptable due to the white sleeves on our home shirt. Basel do not have a third strip.


Supporters will recall that it's not the first time Arsenal have worn an away strip at home. In season 1998/99, the official Uefa kit policy dictated that any clash in first choice kits led to the home team changing shirts – hence we wore our away kit at home to Lens for example.

Pre-Champions League, there was a similar policy in the early 1990s, when you may recall us wearing our away kit in the home game against Benfica in 1991.


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