FANS quickly took to Twitter after they spotted Arsenal wearing “basic £10 Adidas grey socks” against Manchester United.

The Gunners headed to Old Trafford and were wearing their new black and gold away kit for the clash.

However, their kit man was forced into action after it emerged their black socks would clash with United’s, which were the same colour.

That led to Arsenal instead lining-up in grey and black socks – and eagle-eyed supporters soon realised that they were just standard Adidas ones rather than official club ones.

They featured the sport manufacturers logo on the front rather than the back.

Footy Headlines then claimed that they were the Adidas Adi Sock 21 model, which retail at £13, but can also be bought for around a tenner.


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One fan did point out that they had been worn before – although it was goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale that has donned them previously.

However, those that noticed soon took to Twitter to take the mick out of the sock mishap.

One wrote: “Those Arsenal socks look like white socks that've been in the washing machine with the dark laundry too often.”

Another said: “Arsenal socks not even original.”

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A fellow fan wrote: “Who put their black pants in with Arsenal’s socks in the wash?”

While a fellow supporter commented: “The arsenal away kit is one of the nicest they've ever had, but those grey socks are so ugly.”

Arsenal’s mood soon turned to black as they were left fuming when VAR ruled out an opener from Gabriel Martinelli.

United new boy Antony then broke the deadlock just before half time but the Gunners equalised through Bukayo Saka – despite him having a number of noticeable holes in his socks.

But a double from Marcus Rashford sealed a 3-1 victory for United as they inflicted a first defeat of the season on Arsenal.

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