Arsenal Announce New Player Kit Numbers

A number of changes are ongoing at Arsenal as they look forward to a fresh campaign and one of them is the reallocation of kit numbers to some players.

The club announced through its official Twitter handle two days back that four players, Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.

Goalkeeper Cech has dropped his number 33 kit for the prestigious number 1 which was last worn by Wojciech Szczesny. This is an indication that he has a future beyond this summer at the Emirates Stadium.

Bellerin moves up to number 2 from 24. The Spanish international who will not feature for his team at the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia has occupied three other numbers before now.

Mohamed Elneny has dropped number 35 for 4 while Granit Xhaka who was wore 29 previously has gone for the number 34.

Many will wonder why Xhaka made such an option because it is usual for players to go for the lesser numbers except in cases whereby they attach importance to the bigger ones.

It is not different in the case of Xhaka as the number 34 has great significance to him. His back and arm carries tattoos of the number which was his first as a professional footballer.

NOTE: Petr Cech: 33 to 1  Hector Bellerin: 24 to 2  Mohamed Elneny: 35 to 4  Granit Xhaka: 29 to 34.

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