Lucas Perez will wear the number  shirt for Arsenal having completed his move from Deportivo La Coruna this week.
It’s a number that many Arsenal fans believe to be cursed as the recent incumbents have been less than successful sporting it on the back of their shirt.
Famous names like Julio Baptista, Francis Jeffers, and Park Chu-young didn’t do well because, you know, they were kinda rubbish. Not because of an evil shirt.
Eduardo da Silva’s Arsenal career was ruined by a horrible challenge from Martin Taylor, not three 3s added together. And Lukas Podolski did ok in it.
The number 9 has been vacant since the departure of the social media guru German, and whether the new boy does well will be down to his footballing ability and application.
The striker had worn number 7 at his old club, but that was taken by Alexis who inherited it this summer from Tomas Rosicky. As was the case at Deportivo he’ll be known just as ‘Lucas’.