Arsenal fans baffled after Bernd Leno bizarrely wears an outside strip against Leeds despite no kits clash
ARSENAL fans were taken aback after Bernd Leno carried a bunch of outfielders to the Gunners’ Carabao Cup victory over Leeds.
The German was the man of the match at the Emirates on Tuesday night, but fans couldn’t help but notice the bizarre change as there was no potential conflict between the kits.
This isn’t the first time the Gunners’ No.2 has done it.
In fact, the 29-year-old has worn the yellow stripe twice in the past.
The first time was a game against Wolves last season, which was aimed at making sure he didn’t clash with Rui Patricio’s gang – under Premier League rules.
And he also did it again as Arsenal lost to London rivals Chelsea in the Emirates earlier this season.
However, his choice to do so against Leeds in the 2-0 win left fans confused as Arsenal’s home goalkeeper kit is green and Leno’s opposite number Illan Meslier was at Orange.
Leeds outfielders wore dark blue kits as well, so there was no chance of a clash anywhere.
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As soon as it became clear that the German was going to switch to yellow, the Gooners took to social media to react.
Smess wrote: “Why does Leno always play in our kit away?
Will added: “Leno wearing the kit outside is nonsense.”
And Cristian added: “Omg, I’m sick of seeing Leno in our away kit. Adidas really couldn’t provide us with enough GK kit colors?”
The SunSport reporter in the Emirates gave Leno a 9/10 on Tuesday because he proved the competition is still high between the sticks.
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He stood up well to thwart Dan James as the former Manchester United star was played over shortly before the 20th minute.
A superb close stop from Jack Harrison’s back end followed shortly thereafter.
And he generally kept Arsenal in the game and proved he was breathing down Aaron Ramsdale’s neck for the top spot, which can only be good for Mikel Arteta.
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