Arsenal host Swiss side Basel in their second Champions League group stage match at The Emirates tonight, but have been hit with a strange demand from UEFA ahead of the clash.
The governing body of European football have stipulated that the Gunners will line up in their changed yellow and grey strip at home this evening due to regulations around kit clashes, the club have confirmed.
UEFA have had to step in as the red and white home kit clashes with that of the Swiss outfits, which is red, black and blue. Furthermore, as their away strip is all white that has also been deemed unacceptable as it would clash with the white sleeves on the Arsenal shirt.
Because the Swiss champions, who drew their Group A opener against Ludogorets, have no third kit Wenger’s side have been forced into the change.
It is not the first time that we have had to change out of the regular red and white kit for a Champions League home game, having done so against Lens in the 1998/99 season.