It’s the big question – what number is Pablo Mari gonna wear for Arsenal?

Across the land sages and soothsayers had their opinions.

“It will be 73”, said one, but nobody paid attention because he was sniffing glue like some 80s child.

“I tell you, as sure as night follows day and as sure as Maroon 5 singer bloke is history’s greatest monster,” said another, “that he will sport the number 36.45 as the Premier League have gone metric.”

“Don’t be a twat,” said another. “Now that we have Brexit we’ll be counting in imperial again where a healthy baby will weigh half a sack of flour and at the gym the strong boys will deadlift at least two thirds of an oxen. Therefore, Pablo will wear the number ‘picture of an Ox eating a baby’.”

Yet few paid attention to what the name was telling them. Pablo, the Spanish for Paul. Mari, the Spanish for Maria. Paul and Maria ran a corner shop at 22 Holloway Road for years.

Sure, they were found dead in a murder/suicide pact in June 1989 following the great Cadbury’s Creme Egg racket, and not long after Michael Thomas’ famous goal at Anfield, but you knew if you needed some crisps with the packet of salt in the bag, they were the go-to place to fulfill your potato snack needs.

Welcome #22 Pablo Mari. Score a goal against Liverpool to win us the game at the Emirates to beat their crazy run of victories, and we’ll all think this thing was ok.

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Tommmy
Tommmy
22 days ago

You’ve just made me realise why crisps are called “Ready Salted”

matt stewart
matt stewart
22 days ago
Reply to  Tommmy

Seems so obvious now, but never even questioned it before.

Artetas Assistant
Artetas Assistant
22 days ago
Reply to  Tommmy

The salt is more important if you had it on you before the chips

PeteyB
PeteyB
21 days ago
Reply to  Tommmy

I imagine there must be a whole group of Arseblog readers that have never had to shake their tiny sachet of salt over their unskilled crisps

ScotchEggsRule
ScotchEggsRule
21 days ago
Reply to  PeteyB

Ahhhh “salt n shake”, those were the days!

KongoKim
KongoKim
22 days ago

Just by number of people who watch south american football and tellin he’s fire u gotta be excited. i am.
number history from transfermarkt:
Denis Suárez (18/19), Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (17/18), Yaya Sanogo (13/14 – 16/17), Francis Coquelin (12/13), Gaël Clichy (03/04 – 10/11), Oleh Luzhnyi (99/00 – 02/03), David Grondin (98/99), Ian Selley (93/94 – 96/97), David O’Leary (92/93),

Tasmanian God
Tasmanian God
22 days ago
Reply to  KongoKim

Hah, imagine that. I actually remember Ian Selley.

Anders Limpar
Anders Limpar
21 days ago
Reply to  Tasmanian God

I’ll raise you an Eddie Mcgoldrick

ScotchEggsRule
ScotchEggsRule
21 days ago
Reply to  Anders Limpar

I’ll Anders Limpar you an…..Anders Limpar?! Wait, what? Anders? Is that you?

Laca New Signing
Laca New Signing
22 days ago

Gael Clichy likes this.

C.B.
C.B.
22 days ago

So what number is he?

Grimster
Grimster
22 days ago
Reply to  C.B.

Can’t wait to find out.

AnonymousGun
AnonymousGun
22 days ago
Reply to  C.B.

The number that he will be assigned to.

BW9
BW9
22 days ago

So what you’re saying is he will be wearing number 46

Podgygooner
Podgygooner
22 days ago

Two little ducks.

shokim
shokim
22 days ago
Reply to  Podgygooner

Make that 2 swans please.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
22 days ago

Makes sense

Merlin’s Panini
Merlin’s Panini
22 days ago

Why is one of the tags “Pabolo Mari”? Is this the new Santi “Carzola”?

Mentalista
Mentalista
22 days ago

SEO magick.

Also, you mispelled Corzola

TheLimpBar
TheLimpBar
22 days ago

I was once in a meeting with a guy called Sultan Sheik. It was a challenge to stay professional

Paul barrington
Paul barrington
22 days ago
Reply to  TheLimpBar

I was friendly with a rich Arab guy who was gambling mad his name?
sheik a double.

MemekelArteta
MemekelArteta
22 days ago

Wait is this Paul and Maria story real? I’m curious now.

Danno5
22 days ago
Reply to  MemekelArteta

It is true. Their shop was the first place in the country to stock Jamon Ruffles. Sadly no more.

Notsince61
Notsince61
22 days ago

If he’s 22, does that mean he’s 23 or is he actually 21?

Bai Blagoi
Bai Blagoi
22 days ago
Reply to  Notsince61

He is 22 until he is 23. This is how it works.

meletios
meletios
22 days ago
Reply to  Notsince61

That’s a slippery slope mate, I wont go there….
If 22 meant he is now 23/21 then naturally, that will in-turn mean he is 24/20 now and so on, finally reaching a state where he is either Undying/Unborn..

That means the money laid out for the loan is a waste as, if Mari being in either of those states is not useful to us mate.

Mentalista
Mentalista
22 days ago

Lol Blogs is always clickbait-ey with new kits/players numbers articles.

HYL
HYL
22 days ago

Who is worse. Ed Woodward or Raul Senllehi?

Evang. Simon
Evang. Simon
22 days ago

22 years as an Arsenal player….

Jeeeeez the guy is immortal

Harish P
Harish P
22 days ago

picture of an Ox eating a baby

I’ll admit it: I thought of Alex when I read that, visualised with his ninja turtle smile too.

Jimmy
Jimmy
22 days ago

Welcome to the club

Jack but
Jack but
22 days ago

Pabolo

Arsemusic
Arsemusic
22 days ago

Maybe we only acquired him to play in that Liverpool game to inflict a damaging loss that sees us then go on a unbeaten run and into 4th. As 22= 2+2=4th place..no?

ScotchEggsRule
ScotchEggsRule
21 days ago
Reply to  Arsemusic

Seems legit….

GoonertilIdie
GoonertilIdie
22 days ago

Welcome to Arsenal Desmond Tutu!