International kit makers Nike released the new away kit for the Premier League champions on Tuesday, July 24.
The new kit which is unlike their home attire modelled from the 90’s, but also celebrates a certain golden age in the club’s history.
A statement on the Nike website states the colour and history in which inspiration for the attire was taken from.
The statement reads, “The 2018-19 away kits for Manchester City F.C. harks back to two decades ago, when the 1998-99 squad won what many consider as the most important game in the club’s history, and sparked the modern-day revival of its winning ways.
“The dark blue shirt with field blue and yellow pin stripes down the front and back recall the Club’s away shirt for a playoff final against Gillingham.
“After being down 2-0 at the end of normal time, City scored two dramatic injury-time goals and later won the match on penalties, taking them back up to Division One. Volt-colored socks with a dark blue band around the shin completes the fresh look for the Premier League Champions.”
Manchester City begin their league defence with a trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal in their opening fixture.