Hector Bellerin says he wants to wear the number 2 shirt next season, now that it’s free following the departure of Mathieu Debuchy.
The Spaniard currently wears the number 24, but now that there’s a chance to wear the traditional right back number, he’s going to take it.
In a YouTube video with Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding, the players are asked if they’re happy with the shirt number and which one they’d like if not.
Bellerin expresses his desire for the number 2, and continues, “The two was occupied at the beginning of the season. I’m gonna ask for it.
“I’ve already spoken to Vic, he knows.”
Vic, of course, is kit-man Vic Akers, and perhaps it’s a good sign that he still sees his future at the club in the wake of stories linking him with a summer move.
You can watch the video below, including Per Mertesacker’s sadness at having missed out on his favourite number 29 because it was held by Marouane Chamakh at the time of his arrival, and Rob Holding’s desire to wear 5.
As it stands, Arsenal don’t currently have a 1, 2, 3, or 5, and with Mertesacker’s retirement at the end of this campaign we won’t have a 4.
We’re ready here at Arseblog News to give the people what they want. Not speculation about a new boss, not transfer tittle-tattle, but the real stuff: shirt number stories.
ps – We hope Hector announces his move to number 2 wearing a sarong made of chain-mail, a stetson, a shirt fabricated from ostrich feathers dyed pink, and a monocle.
pss – Can someone please Photoshop that for us?!