MESUT OZIL and Matteo Guendouzi pulled out some very serious expressions in modelling Arsenal’s new away kit.
The Gunners announced their 2020/21 offering, inspired by the marble halls of Highbury, on Thursday.
Outcasts Guendouzi and Ozil were called upon to model the white strip that features black and red detail.
And while the German playmaker could be described as a tad dour, Guendouzi was deemed outright miserable by many fans taking in the new kit.
Also featuring in the release were a cheering Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, plus women’s team stars Vivianne Miedema and Leah Williamson.
The women’s team will be the first to pull on the jersey in their Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain this Saturday.
Fans can expect the men’s side to don the marble pattern when travelling to Liverpool on September 26, after their Premier League fixtures were revealed.
Accompanying the pictures, Arsenal released a Renaissance-esque clip harking back to the Highbury days.
A David Seaman sculpture and Kieran Tierney portrait featured, along with a late cameo from Ray Parlour.
In reacting to the reveal, fans were quick to pick up on Guendouzi’s glum demeanour, although it is thought the pictures were taken before the coronavirus lockdown and the midfielder’s snubbing by Mikel Arteta.
The Frenchman may not be an Arsenal player for much longer, with a move to Unai Emery’s Villarreal rumoured.
Twitter user Fisher joked: “Guendouzi like ‘This is the last straw’.”
Another tweeted: “Why they do that to Ozil & Guendouzi? They look miserable! We don’t play them but we let the do promos? Capitalism BS at its finest.”
One fan asked: “Are we only gonna use Ozil as our model at this point?”
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Cal said: “Hope this means Guen stays.”
Dhav remarked: “Guendouzi looks like he’s about to cry.”
But Trevor was no fan of the kit, writing: “Only two colours should ever be used for the away kit…. yellow and blue.”
And Mohammed added: “I love adidas but tbh here in this kit they had a nightmare, the designer has to be in pain, works for military or plays horror zombie related tings, cuz what the heck is this.”
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