Arsenal confirmed last season they would be investing in refurbishing the Emirates Stadium which included work on a major improvement of the roof, new big screens, turnstile readers to speed up entry, and the wraps around the outside of the stadium.
Here’s a graphic showing what the previous wraps were, which have been in place since the stadium was built in 2006, and what the wraps have looked like for the past month… just concrete!
What do we know so far?
The badges around the Emirates Stadium have already been repainted, as shown below, with the rest of the revamp including the wraps around the stadium expected to happen next week.
Arsenal haven’t confirmed what the new wraps are going to be as they’re keeping it a surprise, however there have been some reliable reports suggesting they’re going to become electric screens.
Arsenal’s next home game is against Manchester United on the 22nd January and the new wraps are expected to be in place before then, just to make the occasion that little bit bigger!
The Emirates hasn’t had any sort of revamp since it was built in 2006 so it was something that the club needed to address sooner rather than later.
You could see the paint was wearing on the badges outside the stadium & for all the regular match goers out there, you’d know there was a tennis ball that had been stuck between the letters on one of the badges for a good few years now… finally that will be no longer!
One of Mikel Arteta’s aims when he first came in as manager was to make the Emirates Stadium a fortress again. It seems like he’s already accomplished that with Arsenal winning all but one of their home league games so far this season, however this makeover is definitely another step in the right direction.