David Luiz and Kieran Tierney shirt numbers revealed

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We know you guys, you regular readers of Arseblog News, are aware of our predilection for shirt number stories when a new player signs.

We dig it. We know there’s more to life than numbers, but these things are important. Where would we be without numbers? Nowhere. You can’t land on the moon without them, or even get change in a shop.

Nevertheless, we have to give people what they want. And people want to know what number is Kieran Tierney gonna wear and what number is David Luiz gonna wear.

We have the answer.

Kieran Tierney 3

David Luiz 23

The Scotsman follows in the footsteps of Nigel Winterburn, Kieran Gibbs, Ashley Cole and Bacary Sagna.

While the Brazilian’s number has been worn previously by Sol Campbell, Andrei Arshavin and Danny Welbeck.

Beyond all that, let’s not worry, and try and be nice to each other regardless of where we come from, what we do, what we look like, who we love, or any other nonsense that dickheads use to divide us.

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Demba Baba
Demba Baba

Love you too blogs

Tom
Tom

A left back with the number 3 shirt. Just how it should be.

Bob's Mexican Cousin
Bob's Mexican Cousin

He only got that number because 11 was already taken.

A Different George
A Different George

I expect Elneny will be sold and the number 4 will return to a centre half, where it belongs.

Eric Blair
Eric Blair

That’s Numberwang

Kroenke the Klown
Kroenke the Klown

Scoff a number

ConfusedSquillaci
ConfusedSquillaci

Let’s rotate the board!

LeProff
LeProff

Jealous dickheads lol!!

Goon4life
Goon4life

It’s a great day for gooner nation!

Peacock Strut
Peacock Strut

I’d have liked to have seen Luiz be given the number 6 shirt from a symbolic perspective – show Kos that we’ve moved on to a new era as quickly as he has

Merlin’s Panini
Merlin’s Panini

Perhaps we’re going to see someone else take it. Either Holding or Saliba would be my guess.

Julio Baptista's humble alter ego
Julio Baptista's humble alter ego

or Mustafi 😉

Alexander Khlapov
Alexander Khlapov

I mean i didnt expect both of them this season,so its great. Mustafi as a sub all season is fine by me

Rubic
Rubic

In all seriousness, I think we may just be the strongest team fighting for 4th place.

Chelsea appears weaker with the departure of Hazzard and a new manager who whilst a favorite is inexperienced in management. I think Man U, despite investing heavily in their defence, are still weak in attack.

We seem to have emerged a stronger team than last season. It ain’t perfect, but it’s stronger. I’m genuinely excited by that.

Alamo
Alamo

For sure arsenal look stronger this time. Big up

Archer
Archer

Im sure that no.23 will sell like crazy.

Ausdrexler
Ausdrexler

Numbers are good. Except in test cricket, numbers just look stupid on the backs of players.

Zuhair Ul Haq
Zuhair Ul Haq

Yes! Agreed! The first Ashes Test match looked so weird with those numbers.

thankyou22
thankyou22

Absolutely. Ughh!

Arsenala Vista Baby
Arsenala Vista Baby

David Luiz: Hi ! we look alike.
Guendouzi: Hi ! I think it would be terrific if everybody was alike.

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin

Surely someone will send a back heel pass to the wrong one in training.

Cultured determination
Cultured determination

Should have given luiz kos’s number to stick it

Kampala gooner
Kampala gooner

Class dwells @ Arsenal. No need for it

Santori
Santori

We owe Koscielny.

Did us the favour but club doesn’t have the finesse to bring it home on Cback.

Panic buy instead.

Richie

We don’t owe him anything. He was very handsomely paid when he played for us and we gave him the opportunity to play Premier League and Champions League football for several years.

Richie

Give Koscielnys number to Matt Macey.

Santori
Santori

So far our summer as per all summers is very much hit and miss.

On the plus side we have been bold. On the minus we have yet again failed to address long standing priority at Cback.

1) Pepe – Good signing albeit you wonder at 72m if we are kicking the can down the road a bit. Still a top player and one we needed at right wing particularly. BUT this tempered by the inexplicable decision to sell one of our better assets in Iwobi at left flank who would have balanced out the attack better

OTOH, hot price aside, you wonder if we could have had equally decent deals in Ziyech or Fekir. All in all looking forward to Pepe and some invention from that flank.

Plus he can cover as striker which may be us hedging on potential loss of Auba or Laca a summer down.

2) Cebellos – Sensibleloan. Jury is still out if he can give us the sort of ball control Santi or Diaby use to, he certainly isn’t Viera but a different kind of player.

In many ways, he replicates Ramsey’s versatility being able to play deep but also cover at AM.Ball control should be better than the Welsh man.

BUT as mention, not convinced yet to suggest we don’t need Ozil on occasion and certainly he is at the moment a temporary fix.

3) Martinelli – Not good enough to justify bringing in Edu (maybe add his son and Luiz)

He’s one of MANY Wonder Kids from Brazil and lets not forget he is scouted from fourth tier.

That said, looks so far decent and could play some role as he develops on the flanks for us. Learning curve. Again not a good enough excuse to sell Iwobi this season (and even with Nelson)

4) Tierney – We bought him only bc wecould not work out a deal on Cback.

Therefore there was money leftover and it was earlier the case we were going to sign him forget about Cback, point to Saliba as the future and Holding as LANS.

The Koscielny decision did us a favour in forcing the club to reconsider on position and try and get in a Cback, but they were not good enough and the best we could was Luiz so they went back to spend the money on Tierney.

That said, good signing in that Monreal looks slow (particularly against Barca)andwecan replace him early. But if we replace Kolasinac, I’m not so sure.

5) Side show Bob – Worst deal. Another PANIC BUY. Remember Squillaci.

Naturally same voices going to convince themselves we are doing things different.

12m for a waning 32 yr old with issues when defending in a less structured team (such as us). We have not done what we needed to.

6) Saliba – Perplexing signing with risk. 27m for a player who has only featured 19 times in first team (Stats on a narrow bandwidth)

And loaned back out. Talk about no immediate impact. Yet question should be asked why the cluib would even bother to rely on Koscielny a bridge too far yet again. Wolves with sokratis 3 goals let in, Europa finals 4 goals (no Mustafi). They cost us the season? You could just as easily say that.

Saliba may provide but if he should not, we are stuck with a hefty loss and one which may have impact in subsequent summers (particularly as we will also be paying for Pepe)

And he will be difficult to move on. Lets hope he proves his worth next season on loan. BUT big risk on price.

Overall : B grade for me maybe B minus.

Main issue in Cback not addressed sufficiently with only Band Aid solution.

We really should have showed more gumption like Lille OSC and got someone experience in like Campos to help Emery.

Edu has little ability at present and Raul maybe more creative than Mslintat but has limits as well bringing it home. Neither man really that experience in negotiating these sort of contracts on a frugal budget.

But for Pepe, it would be a tepid summer.

Selling Iwobi is a step back as well. A player at 23yrs with experience and developing.

Perplexing decisions yet again.

GoonerUpNorth
GoonerUpNorth

Mush, you don’t know your arse from elbow.

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight

Doesn’t even know the fee paid for Luiz, when it has been reported the same everywhere.

Also:

1. Edu wasn’t brought in because we signed Martinelli (how would that ever make any sense?!?)
2. It’s Ceballos, not Cebellos. How many times do you need to read it before spelling it right yourself.
3. We were after Tierney all window. It had nothing to do with signing a centre back.

Arsenala Vista Baby
Arsenala Vista Baby

You really should start a blog. Leave the commenting to simple people.

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight

Yep. I’d be happy not to read it, if it helps?

Richie

Main issue centre back has been addressed actually; We have Luiz and Chambers as new players who can play centre back. Both had very good form in the Premier League last season with Chelsea/Fulham.

High gunner
High gunner

now, im gonna ask you in advance santori: this text you just wrote, will you just copy and paste it to articles in the future or do you actually type in the same bllsht on your keyboard everytime, letter by letter? must take a lot of your time, you should put that time to broaden your perspectives a little bit instead.

Papa Pepe’s PEA Party
Papa Pepe’s PEA Party

In the summer we brought in Perez, Mustafi and Xhaka you literally said the rest of us couldn’t understand how big those signings would be, and that it would propel us into a new path. How did they work out? Just because you can type a lot clearly doesn’t mean you actually know a single thing. The arrogant and dismissive way you rant is so unwelcome, and you’re wrong pretty much every single time. This has gone on for years now and it’s doing neither you or any of us any good. Learn to shut up.

Liam Bergkamp

C’mon mate, I’m sure you could be a little bit more negative if you really tried!?

Santori
Santori
A Different George
A Different George

I remember when Martin Keown wrote off Mertesacker too. Just before the FA Cup final.

Victor
Victor

Welcome Luis,I am really greatful for your arrival.🙋🙋

Victor
Victor

Kieran,the perfect fit for the position

Duno
Duno

That means we are reserving the number 6 for Upamecano! Hah 😀

Vieira's Vaporub
Vieira's Vaporub

1; 2, 5, 23, 3. Not since the double winning 2001/02?

Dapitapi

lovely signing above all …… happy happy Arsenal

Ya gooner
Ya gooner

He looks a bit awkward in photos, which is good. It means he’s not in it for the bullshit and fame and will be grounded. Great signing!

wilson M
wilson M

Am I too late for this? I guess almost!!
One point to note is, I like the deadline deals. But again I hate other side of it, the sale of Iwobi and yet to a very strong team in Everton. Anyways, COYGs