Arsenal’s 2023/24 away jersey has received widespread criticism for its ugly look but what are some of the other terrible kits in Premier League history?
Arsenal’s recently released 2023/24 away jersey has been a massive topic of conversation since its official release on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
The neon green jersey was officially unveiled on Arsenal’s social media platforms with a nice video that was honestly better received than the actual kit.
Many have described it as Adidas’ worst attempt since they linked up with Arsenal in 2019 and it is hard to argue against that.
The Gunners did have a backstory to the horrid jersey with the unmissable neon green design and zebra-like black stripes serving as an ode to Arsenal’s Islington roots.
This jersey is certainly a memorable one but for the wrong reasons right now which triggers a trip down memory lane to look at some of the most shockingly bad Premier League jerseys.
Here are some of the worst Premier League jerseys in no particular order, some of these are truly horrific, so viewers' discretion might be advisable.
Worst Premier League jerseys of all time
Liverpool 13/14 away kit
Another thing that season is memorable for is the horrible jerseys but let us focus on the away shirt first.
The kit looks like a toddler got hold of a black crayon and went to town on an already bad-looking white shirt.
Liverpool 13/14 third kit
As bad as the away kit was in 2013/14, the third kit was even arguably even worse as kit makers, Warrior Football outdid themselves once again.
It is difficult to see what they were trying to achieve and even now, a full decade after it was first unveiled, there are no words to describe it.
It is best described as a combination of black, purple and white that do not work at all in any way whatsoever.
Manchester United third kit 1992 to 1994
The colours green and yellow are a sign of protest against the Glazer family these days but they stem from Manchester United’s history from when the club started as Newton Heath.
Perhaps this is a bit harsh because of the historical context behind it but this judgement is purely based on aesthetics and the truth is the third jersey from 1992 to 1994 did not look good at all.
They looked like a poor imitation of Norwich City in the early Premier League years whenever they played away from Old Trafford.
Norwich City home kit 1992 to 1994
This shirt was so indescribably bad that it was nicknamed the ‘bird poo kit’ which is apt as it looks like diarrhoea-infested birds did their business on a plain yellow shirt.
Middlesbrough away kit 1996/97
Whatever Errea hoped to achieve with the Middlesbrough away jersey in the 1996/97 season, they missed the mark by a wide margin.
The only consolation is that the kit is not in any way memorable and most people have forgotten about its existence already.
Manchester United third kit 2020/21
The same cannot be said about Manchester United's third kit from the 2020/21 season as its horrors are still fresh in the memory of all.
The jersey is best known as the “zebra kit” and very aptly so as it is just a messy combination of black and white stripes.
Manchester United away kit 1992/93
Manchester United appear again with another truly shocking away jersey, this time all the way back in 1992/93.
A blue shirt with a jumbo-size Manchester United logo slapped on it and in black nonetheless. It is bad.
Manchester City away kit 1994/95
Let us give Manchester United a break and focus on their city rivals a bit, long before the Cityzens’ spell of dominance they were playing bad football and dropping bad jerseys.
The black and red jersey from the 1994/95 season was just simply bad, nothing else to say about it.
Manchester City third kit 2021/22
Remember when Manchester City put out what was literally a blank navy blue shirt with just their own name written across it?
That bland shirt by Puma looked like a prank when it was first released, it really just looks like a fan-made shirt.
Tottenham third kit 2021/22
The only clear thing about this jersey is that it is predominantly purple in colour, other than that, nothing else makes sense.
The entire jersey seems like a physical representation of Tottenham’s recent history with the uncertainty surrounding the club.