Racing Club Lens – more commonly known as RC Lens – hosted Arsenal at Stade Bollaert-Delelis last night. The 1 – 1 draw saw a delicious equaliser from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the sides began their pre-season preparations.
Arsenal gave a debut to their new 2016/17 home kit whilst as the home team, Lens wore their away kit…
RC LENS 2016/17 HOME KIT
During the coming season, RC Lens will wear this kit for home games.
The club first wore their yellow and red shirts in 1924, with the legend being that it is based on the Spanish flag. Next season, the front and back of the shirt body features two thick yellow stripes settled between three red. The side panels and sleeves are black. The cuffs are black and yellow halves.
Continuing the colourful theme, the curved V-shape collar has a yellow neckline whilst the rear of the collar is red, with a black inner. Inside the collar are the co-ordinates for the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
On the back, the club’s year of formation, “1906” is printed just below the collar.
The kit is completed with black shorts, featuring yellow and red blocks around the bottom of each leg, and red socks with yellow and black trim.
RC LENS 2016/17 AWAY KIT
On their travels, RC Lens will wear this Umbro-designed kit:
As with the home kit, “1906” is printed on the back, underneath the collar with Umbro’s 2016 design motif of the stadium co-ordinates on the inside. The sleeves are black and gold halves.
Two strikingly different kits from the Ligue 2 club who will look to build on last season’s sixth place finish and seal promotion back to Ligue Un next May.