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Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno forced to wear outfield kit against Wolves

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will be wearing the Gunners’ away outfield kit in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Wolves.

Arsenal take on Wolves at the Emirates, though Leno will not be in his traditional luminous green kit as he takes his spot between the posts.

Neither will he be in the black kit, with the referee expected to wear their traditional colours.

So Leno has been forced to wear the white Arsenal away kit with the Wolves goalkeeper donning their own bright jersey.

Even though the two shotstoppers will be at opposite ends of the pitch, Premier League rules state that the kits must not clash.

Bernd Leno is set to start for Arsenal against Wolves
Bernd Leno is set to start for Arsenal against Wolves
(Image: GETTY)

It is believed that Arsenal have taken the decision with Wolves being the away team, and unlikely to have other options for their journey.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is not expecting an easy clash with Wolves, saying: “Obviously it is different and you could see the way they finished the second half in the last game [against Southampton].

“We know we have to be prepared to go against both situations, in the back three formation they have different options to play as well and they are threat in different areas, so we need to get prepared like we always do.

Bernd Leno will not be wearing his traditional kit against Wolves
Bernd Leno will not be wearing his traditional kit against Wolves

“[It is] a really tough game, they are one of the most organised teams in the league for sure.

“They have been together for a long time, they have shown in big games against big opponents how difficult they can make it so I am expecting a difficult game against a team that dominates almost every aspect of the game I would say. They know exactly what to do.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-bernd-leno-kit-wolves-23088289

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