Mertesacker becomes latest to change number

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Mertesacker v Spurs

After Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey changed numbers for next season, and Granit Xhaka handed the number 16 for his debut campaign with the club, Per Mertesacker has become the latest Arsenal player to switch numerals.

However, the German has bucked the trend for a slightly lower digit, and instead will sport a clip-art bee on his back.

mertesacker_bee

“Bees are our friends,” said the BFG. “I wanted to highlight the issue of the bee population dying out.

“It’s suggested that Colony Collapse Disorder that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives in North America alone, and the western honey bee is in real danger.

“Not fake danger like when Gareth Bale falls over when someone tries to tackle him, but REAL danger like when someone tries to talk to Mesut when Flamini is around.”

Mertesacker’s status as one of the senior players at the club was the only reason the move was sanctioned, with Arsene Wenger immediately dismissing Hector Bellerin’s request to change from 24 to a bolt of lightning emoji.

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Chan
Chan
4 years ago

What next? Ozil change from 11 to Flamini’s caricature on his back?

Buchi
Buchi
4 years ago

Come on man. It’s not even April 1st.

Stuart_Ten
Stuart_Ten
4 years ago

We’ve got a Bee Friendly German
A Bee Friendly Geeerman

Ozil's a Gunner
Ozil's a Gunner
4 years ago
Reply to  Stuart_Ten

I just don’t think you understand

Ozil's a Gunner
Ozil's a Gunner
4 years ago

why the downvotes?I was continuing the chant
Or have you guys forgotten the ozil chant?

Aedan
Aedan
4 years ago

No you weren’t

Ozil's a Gunner
Ozil's a Gunner
4 years ago
Reply to  Aedan

I’m sorry if I sent the wrong signals
But how was I not continuing the chant?

jack jack jack
jack jack jack
4 years ago
Reply to  Aedan

wrong chant ya silly sausage

Hamburg Gooner
Hamburg Gooner
4 years ago

Thing is: Özil is not the ´Big Fucking German`… he´s the other one (with another song ..)

InTheNorthBank
InTheNorthBank
4 years ago

How ironic

Arsene's handkerchief
Arsene's handkerchief
4 years ago

Alexis ?
Ozil ??
Jack ?
Theo ?

Blah
Blah
4 years ago

Wishere ?
Rosicky ?
Flamini ?
Coquilin ?
Ozil ?
Xhaka ?
Cech ?

JArghS
JArghS
4 years ago

A slow news day

Cross
Cross
4 years ago

Sources close to Mertesacker said the Bee was initially selected over the Arsenal defender’s confusion of the first letter of his nickname, BFG. The big German was quick to dismiss that with a rather embarrased wave of his tree branch arms.

SoqedHozi
SoqedHozi
4 years ago

Bee-Fg

David C
David C
4 years ago

Mert creating a bit of buzz today with this announcement.

But seriously, if you have a garden then grow some veggies and plants instead of a pointless lawn. Bumble bees really love my garlic chives!

ChrisM
ChrisM
4 years ago

Rumour has it Podolski is changing his number to the Laughing With Tears Emoji, what with all the bantz he has.

UV
UV
4 years ago
Reply to  ChrisM

Did you see him square up to the pile of sh*t that is RvP in the turkish cup final and then go on to score the only goal of the game for the bantz

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin
4 years ago
Reply to  UV

No but I will now.

ChrisM
ChrisM
4 years ago
Reply to  UV

I did not see this, but like Cliff, I will now!

Ox in the Box
Ox in the Box
4 years ago

Please take my money, I want this so bad.

Bees are awesome, they give us honey. Unlike wasps, who are just assholes in general. Mourinho is a wasp, he should get a shirt with it and ‘Asshole’ written under it.

Exiledgooner
Exiledgooner
4 years ago
Reply to  Ox in the Box

Don’t knock wasps! Wasps eat huge amounts of pests which can damage plants, and provide a source of food for numerous other animals higher up the food chain. I see Mourinho more as lungworm or an aggressive tumour.

David C
David C
4 years ago
Reply to  Exiledgooner

Mourinho’s a grub; he lies on his belly all day like a snake and eat’s the roots of your lawn. Only the noble skunk eats grubs, but even then the skunk ruins your lawn. A lose-lose situation, like his appointment at Man U will be!

Godfrey Twattschlock
Godfrey Twattschlock
4 years ago
Reply to  David C

Mourinho is shit wrapped in skin!

TeeCee
TeeCee
4 years ago

So if you cut him open it says “Tottenham” down the middle?

LeApple
LeApple
4 years ago

Class banter

Stewart Robson's therapist
Stewart Robson's therapist
4 years ago

Seeing as the 34 thing isn’t happening with Xhaka, anyone else thinking that the plan is to give him the 4 when Per’s finished with it?

Jasonissimo
Jasonissimo
4 years ago

After saying that squad number changes are the most read articles on this site, you post fake news with a headline about a player changing his shirt number? A cynic might think you posted this just to boost page views on a slow news day.

Blah
Blah
4 years ago
Reply to  Jasonissimo

Interesting argument you have constructed.

On the other hand it the reason for this could be BANTZ!

Biishopp
Biishopp
4 years ago
Reply to  arseblog

Blogs the years or unmatched professional news reporting gives you the right to write some fun stuff from time to time and not explain why you did to whoever.

Indian Gooner
Indian Gooner
4 years ago

What’s up Piers Morgan’s tweet relating Ozil being linked with other teams?
I know he is a prick but still..
Is Barca trying to fuck us right in the back after realising chasing Hector is going to go in vain?
That tweet’s got me worried ever since I read it!

Mpls
Mpls
4 years ago
Reply to  Indian Gooner

The solution is to never read or listen to anything from Piss Moanan.
The type that when it goes well he’s got nothing to offer.

Heroldg
Heroldg
4 years ago
Reply to  Indian Gooner

Personally I think Ozil is happy in London and Arsenal and will stay. He is using the Euros to pressure Arsenal into buying more Top quality players especially upfront which has been not up to his standards.

Ray from Norfolk, Virginia
Ray from Norfolk, Virginia
4 years ago

A stylized gigantic fully erect phallus for Olivier Giroud instead of the number 12.
That will land more often on the score-sheet. It will also intimidate the opposition.

EuripidesMac
EuripidesMac
4 years ago

Agreed. Very intimidating like King Henry VIII’s armour…tee hee.

EuripidesMac
EuripidesMac
4 years ago
Reply to  EuripidesMac

🙂 apparently you three have seen the King’s armour!

Georgy Charles
Georgy Charles
4 years ago

With all these changes, it’s bee-n a hive of activity at The Emirates

Martin
Martin
4 years ago

This is just getting silly now. Bring back the bog standard 1-11 I say.

DialSquareGoon
DialSquareGoon
4 years ago

Actually, Iwobi’s the latest to change his number: 45 to 17

AllGunsABlazin
4 years ago

And now Iwobi’s taken #17, it’s a hell of a reshuffle

Fletcher
Fletcher
4 years ago

I enjoyed watching Rosicky today playing for Czech Republic against Malta, he completed 65 minutes unscathed
off the topic may be but I thought you might be interested.

Dave A.
Dave A.
4 years ago

Bet he likes his women how he likes his coffee: covered in bees

Brian Dawes
Brian Dawes
4 years ago

Does BFG mean Tottenham Collapse Disorder?

Sam
Sam
4 years ago

Walcott should get an emoji poo on his back !!

Jay
Jay
4 years ago

Iwobi has changed his number to 17 though… Bonafide first team player now

Andrew with an A
Andrew with an A
4 years ago

1-11 doesn’t exist in modern football. we have two guys figting for most positions. way too much rotation positionally. Cazorla has gone from AM to DM Ramsey has played RM as well as DM even AM when Ozil was injured. That’s as well as the insane amount of rotation. 1-11 died in the 90’s

Stuck on repeat...
Stuck on repeat...
4 years ago

If only this was true!

Wenga Boys
Wenga Boys
4 years ago

hehehhee. bees are funny. this post is funny. i am now happy.

WENGA!!!!!!!

Naija Gunner
Naija Gunner
4 years ago

Ten pooos for u blogs!

Wes Andersen
Wes Andersen
4 years ago

Bee F G Love it.