Arsenal’s new kit excites Kenyans with its resemblance to country’s flag

Arsenal’s new kit excites Kenyans with its resemblance to country’s flag

Joel Omotto 09:30 - 08.05.2024

Kenyans have expressed their excitement at a leaked Arsenal jersey for next season, claiming it draws inspiration from the country due to its similarities with the Kenyan flag.

Kenyans have expressed their delight over a leaked Arsenal away kit for next season.

Images of Arsenal’s 2024/25 away kit leaked earlier this week, along with the story behind the design of the shirt but Kenyans have a different view.

The shirt uses a black base with red and green highlights, and a black and white patterned stripe on the sleeves and down the sides and Kenyans think it was inspired by the country’s national flag.

“The design of Arsenal's away kit draws inspiration from Kenya national flag,” said an Arsenal fan on X, with the post generating varied comments.

“Arsenal has a lot of loyal fans from there [Kenya],” another user replied.

“It's the African colours. Green, Black, White, Red. The only colour missing is the gold/yellow. That will be added when we lift the Premier League title and have the gold Prem winner added to the jersey,” another one commented.

“Kenyans love Arsenal. We welcome the team to play a friendly against our very own Harambee Stars,” was the response of another excited Kenyan.

“He's not wrong though. I mean look at the colours. Kenya is massive. Arsenal recognises.”

“Wow. Great concept and recognition of the largest Arsenal fan base in Africa.”

It is hard to argue against their assertion as a look at the kit draws similarities with what some Kenyan teams, notably Shujaa, have donned in recent years when representing the country in international competitions.

However, the story behind the kit is far from Kenya. The red and green on the kit acts as a homage to Arsenal legends David Rocastle and Ian Wright.

The colourway previously featured in a limited-edition trainer, designed to celebrate the friendship between the two, called ‘Honor Oak’, a reference to where the pair grew up in London as per Footy Headlines.

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