Arsenal reveal Aubameyang shirt number

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Arsenal have confirmed that club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will wear the number 14 shirt for the Gunners.

The Gabon international inherits the digits from Theo Walcott. The number was, of course, made famous by club record scorer Thierry Henry.

Aubameyang wore the number 17 at Borussia Dortmund, currently sported by Alex Iwobi at the Emirates.

As he’s cup tied for the Europa League Pierre won’t be getting a second number like Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenian was given Alexis’ number 7 shirt for the Premier League only to learn that UEFA rules stipulate: “No number may be used by more than one player on a team and no player may use more than one number in the course of a season.”

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A Different George
A Different George
2 years ago

A rare example of Arseblog click bait. It worked.

Mayor McCheese
Mayor McCheese
2 years ago

That’s right. The key to master baiting is to keep it secret.

Jarghs
Jarghs
2 years ago
Reply to  Mayor McCheese

Unless you’re a Hollywood producer

Glasgow Gooner
Glasgow Gooner
2 years ago

So glad they got the deal done

Donald\'s Trump
Donald\'s Trump
2 years ago

I should be excited by this (the signing) but yesterday’s performance and Giroud leaving has fucked it all up.

Gooneron
Gooneron
2 years ago

May he take that number back to the glory days of Henry

Santori
Santori
2 years ago
Reply to  Gooneron

Not going to happen. You’re dreaming.

very different player.

Said the same thing on Lacazette I expect. Pacy, world class.

how did that work out?

TeeCee
TeeCee
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

Jesus! If there was an article here on our 28-0 stuffing of ManUre, during which Mourinho died of the clap, you’d find something to fucking winge about in it.

Glass half empty is it?

Lack of Perspective
Lack of Perspective
2 years ago
Reply to  TeeCee

Which glass?

Pachvasilion
Pachvasilion
2 years ago
Reply to  TeeCee

Sant doesn’t want much. He just wants us to go back in and buy Mahrez for 50 million pounds, and won’t be happy until we do so (all while he completely ignores the fact that bloody Man City couldn’t buy him at bloody 65 million pounds)…

Wezza
Wezza
2 years ago
Reply to  TeeCee

Yeah, come on Santori, chin up mate. At least stuff happened. Hopefully it all works out, but if you dont try something things stay the same.
You need to cheer up a bit mate

MerteXhaka
MerteXhaka
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

Lacazette is world class, and if you expected him to be pacy just because he is black then God help you

antgoon
antgoon
2 years ago

Let’s make Arsenal great again.

Kingsley
Kingsley
2 years ago
Reply to  antgoon

Let’s not use the catchphrase of that tiny handed, nut job either, please.

Savage
Savage
2 years ago
Reply to  Kingsley

Stay classy, otherwise you’re emulating

lessthanthesumoftheirparts
lessthanthesumoftheirparts
2 years ago

That’s numberyang!

PeteyB
PeteyB
2 years ago

Top comment. Literally made me laugh out loud.

Frosty
Frosty
2 years ago

Congratulations. You have won today’s internet!

GeorgeTheNairobiGunner
GeorgeTheNairobiGunner
2 years ago

priorities in the summer? Keeper, dm, cb and winger?

Coz either we stick with Cech, Xhaka, Mustafi and Iwobi or ship one/two of them out and strengthen. We really can’t get rid of them all(although we have been particularly ruthless this january so who knows..)

But we really need to address Xhaka’s short comings, as well as Mustafi’s.

I pray this is the summer we actually build a complete team.

Looking forward to watching auba and Mikhi play together.

Lack of Perspective
Lack of Perspective
2 years ago

Whats with all the iwobi hate. I get he isnt exactly flying but fuck me its not like hes scoring own goals or liable for our immense fuck ups.

He was awesome before this season, and is now trying to add to his game. Which maybe causing him a bit of imbalance. Hes clearly working hard.

He will come good. Be patient.

GeorgeTheNairobiGunner
GeorgeTheNairobiGunner
2 years ago

Iwobi could probably benefit from a bit less pressure. Hence why I listed winger as a priority area. I love the kid, but I am not sure throwing him on game after game with the performances he has been giving is doing us anyone any good.

Alexit Micki Aubarsenal
Alexit Micki Aubarsenal
2 years ago

Not hating Iwobi. He is class among the players at his age but is not our immediate solution at this moment. The arrival of Mkhi and Auba will definitely be at the expense of Iwobi. He is for the future & have a lot of time to learn from them & Ozil.

Bob254Nairobi
Bob254Nairobi
2 years ago

Xhaka has excellent long range distribution but he worries me. A lot. We should go in for Javier Martinez from Bayern (if they agree to sell) and let Xhaka go. We need a couple of center backs to replace the aging BFG and inconsistent Mustafi. I hope Mavopranos can do that. At least Debuchy is gone and I bet for Welbeck come next summer…. Cech could be past his best but I believe he still has a couple of more seasons in him. The defense really let him down and put him under a lot of unnecessary pressure. But we… Read more »

kaius
kaius
2 years ago

Return of the Vavavoom

Bai Blagoi
Bai Blagoi
2 years ago

PEA’s wikipedia’s page has been updated with the number 14 three hours ago..

Savage
Savage
2 years ago
Reply to  Bai Blagoi

Good guess

midgunner
midgunner
2 years ago

Hope he hits the ground running, given we just said goodbye to our three most prolific forwards.

It’s asking a lot to replace all that end product in his first season. It’ll be interesting to see how Wenger plays him, perhaps combining with Laca in a two up front…

Cdm995
Cdm995
2 years ago
Reply to  midgunner

Wtf! Has Eddie left?!

Original Paul
Original Paul
2 years ago

Does this work?
Cech
Bellers Mustafi Kos Mon
Jack Elneny
Aubs Ozil Mikh
Lacca

btw
btw
2 years ago
Reply to  Original Paul

I think laca might be more suited to the wing
or just
4-1-2-1-2
Cech
Bellerin Mustafi Kos Monreal
Elneny
Wilshere Mkih
Ozil
Auba Laca

Zyrth
Zyrth
2 years ago
Reply to  Original Paul

Exactly what I was thinking. Except auba on the left so it’ll be easier for him to cut in and shoot. Definitely wilshere and elneny (for now) in the midfield. Elneny may not be flashy but that’s not what we need. We just need someone with enough quality to find teammates but more importantly we need him to act as the “policeman” and he always makes himself as an available option keeping the ball moving. Wilshere will take the role of santi to link up with the forwards with his quick one touch passing. We saw how Ramsey and xhaka… Read more »

Indian Gooner
Indian Gooner
2 years ago

With no disrespect to Theo..the number 14 has finally found a proper replacement.

Santori
Santori
2 years ago
Reply to  Indian Gooner

Aubameyang is no Henry.

There has been no replacement for the invention, guile an pace Henry gave us on the apex.

caligunner
caligunner
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

OMG no one is saying he is the next Henry

Give it a rest. You have no idea what you are talking about.

Are we suppose to not use certain numbers anymore for players?

Wezza
Wezza
2 years ago
Reply to  caligunner

Youre right Santori, Aubameyang is no Henry, he is in fact Aubameyang.
Get off your downer mate

GraeB
GraeB
2 years ago
Reply to  Indian Gooner

No disrespect to Theo who scored twice tonight for Everton! Hope he doesn’t turn us inside out like he did as a kid for Saints youth team.

Santori
Santori
2 years ago

Underwhelming. 1) Nothing done to solve midfield this January which is real probelm area for both attack and defense. Instead we sell Coquelin. 2) We release a great asset who is not cup tied in GIroud and replace with one (for a lot of money) that really replicates what we already have with ‘world class’ Lacazette…did I mention new player is also cup tied for the europa but we’ll probably now end up limiting Lacazette’s time further and hope he stays sharp somehow for europa games…oh wellthere is always yet another UNited reject with bags of pace…Danny Welbeck plan C.… Read more »

beNZed
beNZed
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

Cheer up love.

caligunner
caligunner
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

WTF does this have to do with the original post. Do you have to copy and paste everything in every post?

Pachvasilion
Pachvasilion
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

So let me guess: you want to buy Mahrez for 50 million pounds?

Is that your great strategy?

Psst: Man City was way ahead of you. Offered more than your fabled 50 million pounds, even. Wanna guess how that turned out?

Podb
Podb
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

OZIL is staying on 350k a week … With one or two more signings we can win the league …. cup. As long as Addemupandbangemin is firing. And the Epl league next season. so cheer up mate.

Florin
Florin
2 years ago

Why is he cup tied for the Europa League, as he only played in UCL?

Mpls
Mpls
2 years ago
Reply to  Florin

Dortmund were knocked out in the group stage and bumped down to Europa. The rule stipulates if the club he’s left is in the same competition as the club he goes to he’s not eligible at the new club.

Santori
Santori
2 years ago

We are so lacking in creativity and technical ability out wide. We will be so easily funneled into the middle yet again. Plus we now lack pace out wide and are reliant on the fullbacks to come forward (with potential implications to what goes on behind them) No one available that can BOTHscore goals and create? Give us better balance than yet another striker and ex-Dortmund player? No Mahrez to City apparently. Spurs signed Lucas Moura for only 25m. Better deal. More balanced player. Creative out wide with a bit of pace. Apparently Nasri is still available for free….still only… Read more »

Zyrth
Zyrth
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

When we start to transition from def to attack, that’s when it all goes downhill. Our CB passes to either midfield or fullback and they immediately pass it back to our CB when someone goes to press them. Compare that with Swansea even, their players would at least attempt to beat our player pressing and then play a forward pass. Ramsey and xhaka seem absolutely terrified of either beating the press or passing forward quickly, they hardly do one touch passing. And they don’t offer as a passing option to our fullbacks so our fullbacks are also forced to pass… Read more »

Robins Boost
Robins Boost
2 years ago
Reply to  Zyrth

precisely. therefore when our CB passes to the full backs, we need 2 players – 1 CM and 1 AM to give the FB 2 outlets to pass forward to. if bellerin gets the ball from kos, i want to see jack/ ram, and ozil/ micky in space to provide 2 options for him to pass forward to them, and then when one of them gets the ball, another CM or AM comes into to form another 2 outlets.
it’s all about off the ball movement. sadly we no longer do that.

Trex d\' Gunner
Trex d\' Gunner
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

Mentioning the chinless wonder that is Nasri just spoiled it for me.

caligunner
caligunner
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

OMG look above

Double98
2 years ago

The last two guys to wear that shirt scored 330 goals or something so he needs to get at least half that.

Christophe
Christophe
2 years ago

Finally, some real news today

Santori
Santori
2 years ago

I can only see Aubaemyang and Lacaztte both being used together in tandem otherwise what’s the point? …………………….Aubameyang……………….Lacazette………………………… ………………………………………..Ozil……………………………………………… ………………Granit…………………………………………………….Jack…………. ……………………………………..Mhkitaryan……………………………………….. Monreal…………………………………………………………………………Belleirn …………………………Mustafi………………..Koscielny…………………………… ……………………………………..Cech………………………………………………. My worry is wide areas. Wenger will use two sets of rotating wheels. The top 3 in Aubameyang, Lacazette and Ozil will play their traingle each taking turns to drop or peel wide to help the fullbacks but the added striker provides more presence in and around the box and both players Lacazette/Aubameyang are sharp on the finish (hopefully) The midfield traingle will also rotate with Granit a better offensive preference (his forward passes from deep… Read more »

caligunner
caligunner
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

OMG look above again, you know you can edit your post and just put everything in one post not post multiple times

Robins Boost
Robins Boost
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

no granit please

Santori
Santori
2 years ago

I don’t know how strong Aubameyang is with hold up play but Lacazette has been weak. As I have mentioned all along, there is a reason why Deschamp preferred Giroud over him for France. What we lack when pressed in midfield is an outlet from the back. Ordinarily, Jack is the only player who gives us an outlet for the defense and when he plays, our Cbacks/fullbacks are assured. But when he doesn’t (you have Ramsey , Elneny, Granit none of whom can turn), the ball comes straight back into defense when passed out and the defense is then culpable… Read more »

caligunner
caligunner
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

OMG you cant’ be serious about this?

Pachvasilion
Pachvasilion
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

So you would have paid nearly 100 million pounds for Mahrez (because let’s face it Sant, your fabled 50 million pound valuation was short of what City offered in a FAILED effort to get Mahrez, with Leicester holding solid at their 95 million pound minimum price) to, as you put it, “reinforce better” ?

I doubt replacing Alexis with Mahrez would leave us any better off than we are now. And we’d have spent more money for the priviledge.

Podb
Podb
2 years ago
Reply to  Santori

How do you sleep at night? If glum Conte had signed PEA and Hm and kept Ozil he wd be lauded as a transfer genius. U need to take the week off. It’s only two goal Feo and Shrek this weekend.

Arsenalfanman
Arsenalfanman
2 years ago

Time for Dat Guy to step up in the Europa League.

Nketibag
Nketibag
2 years ago
Reply to  Arsenalfanman

Agreed, actually think playing 2 up front would suit him better as well.

Alexit Micki Aubarsenal
Alexit Micki Aubarsenal
2 years ago

PEA14

henry
henry
2 years ago

he is cup tied in europa league? really? hmmm… ahaa… WTF!!!!

Kalim
Kalim
2 years ago

Aubba and mikhtaryan will improve arsenal and Arsenal will have aubba like Henry and thats what aubba said in his interview… Maybe they will be
The 3 place… ARSENAL TILL I DIE