It looks like Bukayo Saka will wear the number 7 for Arsenal next season judging by the shirt printing options available on the new adidas home kit via the club shop.
The number has not been used since Henrikh Mkhitaryan left for Roma on loan and with the Armenian set to extend his stay in the Italian capital the decision has been taken to find it a new home.
As has been well documented, Saka, who this season has worn the 77 shirt, signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners earlier this month which also secured him a hefty pay rise.
Liam Brady, David Rocastle, Robert Pires, Tomas Rosicky…Bukayo follows in the footsteps of some legendary players for the club. Here’s hoping he can do the number justice. We’ve no doubt he will.
We suspect a few more of Arsenal’s youngsters will get new squad numbers before the start of the season but those decisions may well be influenced by our transfer business.
Of the premium squad numbers still available, 4 remains free. Perhaps it has been reserved for William Saliba?