Rangers welcome Arsenal to Ibrox for the pre-season friendly as the two sides revive the long-standing history between them, with fans excited to make their return to the stadium after almost 18 months locked out.
From the close relationship between Bill Struth and Herbert Chapman, the regular rfixtures between the two, or the financial support given to the Gunners by the Light Blues, there’s been a link between the two clubs almost as long as there have been two clubs.
Mikel Arteta’s side lost to Hibs in their first pre-season friendly with Rangers have beaten Partick Thistle and lost to Tranmere in their preparations for the new campaign.
The match itself will mark Rangers becoming the first major European club to reach 150 but that’s not stopped fans being less-than-impressed with the special merchandise on offer.
As well as a t-shirt that has brought back flashbacks for fans who still remember Sports Direct doing selling similar for a Scottish Cup tie, the half-and-half scarf on sale has fans’ toes curling.
Bluenoses were quick to highlight the new merchandise available on the club store but one pointed it was more akin to what is seen in the “tourist league” south of the border.