The ball that Liverpool fans will be hoping that Roberto Firmino is putting into the net on plenty of occasions, and that Arsenal supporters will be keen to see Petr Cech have little of as possible, has been unveiled. Unfortunately, it looks an absolute stinker.
The Metro have revealed that Nike have today released images of the Ordem 3, which the company – who have provided Premier League balls since 2000 – have called the most advanced ball of all-time.
It is certainly not the prettiest.
The ball is predominantly red and white and its pattern makes it look like a Spiderman mask. The Metro reveal that Nike believe that it will help players with touch, control, and most importantly, shooting.
Spain and Italy have suffered also, as their top flight balls will share the same design, but with different colours instead of the red. La Liga matches will be played with a ball that is splashed with a fluorescent green, while Serie A has a pink pattern.
Have a look below at the first pictures of the balls (the Premier League’s in on the right):