Arsenal players have been handed a new away kit after being drawn against CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Europa League.
The squad have been handed the new kit for what is expected to be a toxic atmosphere at the Russian leg of the tense tie.
Already several players, including Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Özil, seen testing the new kit above, have complained they cannot get about the pitch quickly.
An insider at the Emirates Stadium in North London said: “The quarter-final draw threw up an interesting encounter with the Russians.
“Our fans will be looking forward to the away leg – the locals are bound to give them a warm welcome.
“We just have to hold our nerve.”
The atmosphere at the CSKA Stadium could get poisonous, but Arsenal fans have been advised to be friendly while not accepting any tea from the locals.
Meanwhile, Arsenal say they will extend a warm welcome to the Russians for the home leg of the crunch tie.
“The Government may be busy throwing the Russians out of the country, but we will welcome them to our ground.
“But their supporters will be kept inside a huge chemical tent, just in case.”
Meanwhile, authorities in Moscow say they do not spy any difficulties with the match.
A Kremlin official said: “There is no problem. All are welcome, just as they will be to our fantastic World Cup this summer.”
There will be one obvious problem for Arsenal fans hoping to travel to the away leg – all the plane seats will be taken by expelled Russian diplomats.
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