Alexandre Lacazette shirt number confirmed
Alexandre Lacazette will wear the number nine shirt at Arsenal – the number that was occupied by Lucas Perez, according to Mike Keegan.
Lacazette has been given the Arsenal number nine jersey. Perez goes to 28. #afc
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) July 11, 2017
It was not known what number he would get following his club record move from Lyon with some speculation that he would end up with Jack Wilshere’s number 10.
He will take the nine though and follow a less than illustrious list of players to wear the shirt in recent times.
Lukas Podolski, Park Chu-Young and Julio Baptista are some of the more recent players to wear the shirt. It is pretty safe to assume he will have more success than those.
Lucas Perez will shift to the number 28 but it seems unlikely he will ever actually wear that shirt for Arsenal. He has been linked with a move back to Spain after failing to break into the Gunners’ first team last season.
There could still be more players swapping numbers though with a club article yesterday referring to Mesut Ozil as Arsenal’s number 10. Of course, it could be talking about his position but Jack Wilsher has been linked with a move away and it would free up the German’s preferred number.