Football: Monaco debut new away kit against Arsenal

Aleksandr Golovin in action against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup

AS Monaco released their new away kit and then debuted it the very same day as Les Monégasques came up against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup on Wednesday.

Monaco’s collection is complete. Having already released the club’s home kit, and then a third kit, in collaboration with the Oceanographic Institute, the away kit is now on the market.

Italian kit manufacturer Kappa have gone for a simple but stylish design with a black and gold colour scheme. The front of the kit also subtly integrates a map of the Principality, whilst the motto “Daghe Munegu” (“Go Monaco!” in Monegasque) is engraved on the collar.

Photo source: AS Monaco

The away jersey is now available to purchase either online or at the club’s official shop on Promenade Honoré II. Prices start from €85.

After the release, it was only a matter of hours before the Principality club debuted their new kit as AS Monaco, continuing their pre-season preparations, were in action in the Emirates Cup at the Emirates Stadium in London on Wednesday 2nd August.

A penalty shootout defeat against Arsenal

Against elite opposition in Arsenal, Monaco were composed and took control of the game on multiple occasions. Youssouf Fofana opened the scoring for Les Monégasques, diverting a strong Mohamed Camara cross past Aaron Ramsdale.

Arsenal then hit back just before half-time through Eddie Nketiah, just moments after new signing Philipp Köhn made a stunning close-range save. The Swiss goalkeeper’s early performances have shown much promise.

Monaco then could, and perhaps should have, taken the lead just after the break. Takumi Minamino crossed for Wissam Ben Yedder, whose shot rebounded off the post.

The scores were level at the full-time whistle, meaning that the winner of the Emirates Cup would be decided by penalties. Minamino missed the only penalty in a high-quality shootout, meaning that at their home stadium, Arsenal lifted the trophy.

Adi Hütter’s side have one more pre-season game, against Bayern Munich on Monday, before the start of the season. Monaco kick-off their campaign against Clermont Foot on Sunday 13th August.


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Photo source: AS Monaco