Cedric Soares will wear the number 17 for Arsenal.
The new loan signing arrived today from Southampton, and that all important bit about his shirt number has been sorted out.
17 is, of course, one
less more than 16 and 11 greater than 6. It’s also half of 34 which will please Granit Xhaka who is massively into fractions.
The right-back also seems to love dogs, which we’re well and truly behind. Here is just a few days ago with his new chocolate lab named ‘Romeu’ – perhaps named after his former Southampton teammate?
We have a new member of the family to brighten our days. Say hi to Romeu! He's a good doggo 🐶🦴
— Cédric Soares (@OficialCedric) January 24, 2020
Maybe he’ll have to change his name now that he’s at Arsenal. Which midfielder could he choose? How would he look holding a dog called Guendouzi, for example?
Oh god, we’re sorry.