Granit Xhaka gets number 16 shirt

Arsenal have confirmed via their official Twitter page that new signing Granit Xhaka will wear the number 16 shirt next season.

Granit Xhaka can be as good as Italy legend Andrea Pirlo

This news comes after yesterday’s announcement that Aaron Ramsey would be vacating that number, taking the number 8 shirt left free by the retiring Mikel Arteta.

Xhaka’s arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach was confirmed earlier this week, with the Switzerland international looking an exciting buy for the Gunners.

Despite wearing 34 at his old clubs, and expressing his personal preference for that number, it seems he won’t be taking it off Francis Coquelin.

Other recent changes to shirt numbers at Arsenal include Alexis Sanchez switching from 17 to 7 after Tomas Rosicky’s departure.

 

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