Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil were part of Arsenal's home kit launch on Wednesday, as Puma revealed a sleek and minimalist design based on the classic Gunners template.
Apart from some detail on the socks, the kit very much looks like what fans would expect out of a Gunners outfit:
Arsenal FC @Arsenal
Presenting… our @PUMAfootball home kit for 2017/18 👉https://t.co/qnVufCjOKf #WeAreTheArsenal🔴 https://t.co/kfPd6jpeZN2017-6-21 08:03:07
For a closer look at the shirt, visit the club's official website.
Puma Football released its first images of the new kit before Arsenal did, and some fans couldn't help but notice neither Sanchez or Ozil featured. Here's a look at the photo:
PUMA Football @pumafootball
We are THE @Arsenal. We are THE Gooners. THE 2017/18 Home kit is here. #ForeverArsenal https://t.co/8QFAuSxwS02017-6-21 08:00:03
Panic ensued, but other fans quickly pointed out the likes of Hector Bellerin, Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal are Puma-sponsored athletes, while Sanchez and Ozil are not.
The presence of the two stars―who have both been linked with moves away from the club amid contract disputes, per beIN Sports―was reason for celebration for plenty of fans.
B/R Football @brfootball
Arsenal fans when they see both Mesut Ozil AND Alexis Sanchez modelling the new home kit 😍 (via @TheVerboss) https://t.co/vidEq8cgeK2017-6-21 08:08:34
Per the club's official statement, the release event will continue at King's Cross station in London throughout the day, with several familiar faces set to make an appearance.