Arsenal Have A New Number 1 – 2012/13 Squad Numbers Confirmed

By on July 25, 2012

Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny - new No.1

Arsenal have confirmed the squad numbers for the upcoming 2012/13 season, and the most notable change is Wojciech Szczesny taking over the number one shirt from the departed Manuel Almunia.

The big Pole has been forced to wear the number 13 shirt while Almunia was still on the books, but with the Spaniard being released this summer, Szczesny has now been handed the coveted No.1 jersey.

New summer signing Olivier Giroud has been given the No.12 shirt, while Francis Coquelin is now No.22 and Kyle Bartley No.35.

Interestingly the club state on Arsenal.com that Lukas Podolski is yet to be allocated a shirt number.

“The shirt number of Lukas Podolski, who joined the Club from Cologne, has yet to be confirmed.”

It read on the clubs official website

I think it’s fair to say that this is due to the uncertainty over the future of captain Robin van Persie. Should, as expected, RVP leave this summer Podolski will almost certainly take over the No.10 shirt.

Here is a full list of the squad numbers as listed on Arsenal.com today:

1 Wojciech Szczesny
2 Abou Diaby
3 Bacary Sagna
4 Per Mertesacker
5 Thomas Vermaelen
6 Laurent Koscielny
7 Tomas Rosicky
8 Mikel Arteta
9 Ju Young Park
10 Robin van Persie
11 Andre Santos
12 Olivier Giroud
14 Theo Walcott
15 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
16 Aaron Ramsey
17 Alex Song
18 Sebastien Squillaci
19 Jack Wilshere
20 Johan Djourou
21 Lukasz Fabianski
22 Francis Coquelin
23 Andrey Arshavin
24 Vito Mannone
25 Carl Jenkinson
26 Emmanuel Frimpong
27 Gervinho
28 Kieran Gibbs
29 Marouane Chamakh
31 Ryo
35 Kyle Bartley
52 Nicklas Bendtner
TBC Lukas Podolski

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64 Comments

  1. Eseosa Osaiyuwu

    July 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    D jesey num doesnt matter nw, but hw to win trophy nxt season ,so mr wenger bring in quality players like , caloza , ilorente & Mvilla den we will be a force to recone wit

  2. Mishomi

    July 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Its rily a no brainer since day 1.,..rvp wasn’t a gunner anymo..& 4ur info. Jersey 13 is rsvd 4 Santi Carzola

  3. cornelius

    July 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    vp is unfaithful 2 arsenal, now its a very big shame 4 him 2 talk hw he feel! If he tink well he understand that drogda , lampard, terry won their champioms lg at their old age. We expect 2 c more new signings atleast 2 defenders nd 1 midfield. Up Gunners

  4. J.A.R.K

    July 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I PREFER THIS WAY.__________________________
    1 wojcieh szczeslny
    2 Barclay sagna
    3 Andrew santos
    4 per mertesacker
    5 Thomas vermaelen
    6 lauren koscielny
    7 Thomas rosicky
    8 mikael arteta
    9 park chu yung
    10 lucas podolski,rvp leave
    11 yossi gervinho
    12 Olivier giroud
    13 santi carzola
    14 Theo walcott
    15 Alex oxlade chamberlin
    16 Aaron ramsey
    17 Alexander song
    18 Sebastien squillaci
    19 Jack andrew wilshere
    20 Johan djourou
    21 Lukasz fabianski
    22 Francis coquelin
    23 Andrei arshavin
    24 Vito mannone
    25 Cal jenkinson
    26 Emmanuel frimpong
    27 Yann m’villa
    28 karien gibbs
    29 marounni chamakh
    31 Ryo miyaichi
    32 Tomas eisfeld
    35 Kaly bartley
    52 Nicklas bentner
    thank u,gooner up.

  5. J.A.R.K

    July 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I PREFER THIS WAY.__________________________
    1 wojcieh szczeslny
    2 Barclay sagna
    3 Andrew santos
    4 per mertesacker
    5 Thomas vermaelen
    6 lauren koscielny
    7 Thomas rosicky
    8 mikael arteta
    9 park chu yung
    10 lucas podolski,rvp leave
    11 yossi gervinho
    12 Olivier giroud
    13 santi carzola
    14 Theo walcott
    15 Alex oxlade chamberlin
    16 Aaron ramsey
    17 Alexander song
    18 Sebastien squillaci
    19 Jack andrew wilshere
    20 Johan djourou
    21 Lukasz fabianski
    22 Francis coquelin
    23 Andrei arshavin
    24 Vito mannone
    25 Cal jenkinson
    26 Emmanuel frimpong
    27 Yann m’villa
    28 karien gibbs
    29 marounni chamakh
    31 Ryo miyaichi
    32 Tomas eisfeld
    35 Kaly bartley
    52 Nicklas bentner
    thank u,gooner up.
    2012-2013.

  6. sadik

    July 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    podolisk waiting 4 number 10 bcz v.persie is leaveng for ac milan or uventus or man city and now wengar has insist that he wants v/persei to stay in the EPL at arsenal and if he want to leave he will go maybe seria A or la liga and wegar wants to sold our captan bcz wengar wants the mony of the profit if he wants v.persi to stay at arsenal he can keep and convice that our caotan is great for us and sign conrant extends all now is wolcatt is he also leaveng us and every seoson we would sell two more players now is v.persei and wolcatt next seoson would be song and vermaelen aand arsenal will be disroyed

  7. Great

    July 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    We jst have 2 offload chamack & park cos dey re surplus.wenger shud buy mre plyrs & try 2 build d team around rvp.

    • chris

      July 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Build the team around a player, who at the latest will leave in a years time,which then screws us up an means we have to start again in a years time…you sound about as good a manager as Stuart Pearce

    • Malaysian

      July 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      1 Wojcieh szczeslny
      2 Barclay sagna
      3 Andrew santos
      4 Per mertesacker
      5 Thomas vermaelen (NEW AFC CAPTAIN)
      6 Lauren koscielny
      7 Thomas rosicky
      8 Mikael arteta
      9 Robin Van Persie…If He Stay
      10 Lucas podolski
      11 Gervinho
      12 Olivier giroud
      13 Santiago carzola
      14 Theo walcott
      15 Alex oxlade chamberlin
      16 Aaron ramsey
      17 Alexander song
      18 XXXXXXXXXXX (PAULINHO)
      19 Jack andrew wilshere
      20 Johan djourou
      21 XXXXXXXXXXX (GANSO)
      22 Francis coquelin
      23 XXXXXXXXXXX
      24 Vito mannone
      25 Cal jenkinson
      26 Emmanuel frimpong
      27 Yann m’villa
      28 karien gibbs
      29 XXXXXXXXXXX (JULIO CEASER)
      31 Ryo miyaichi
      32 Tomas eisfeld
      35 Kaly bartley

  8. Oladimeji akin samul

    July 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Since he want to go ,let wenger take is jesy num away from him and give it to podosik.gunners for life

  9. Dylan

    July 26, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Surely giving Squillacci a shirt number only eases his woes of being sold- me no like

  10. Olutayo opeyemi emmanuel

    July 26, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Hum…R.V.P should suit his own congregation by leaving for another and his shirt should be presented to the gay call podoski,but our focus should be trophy next season not profit like wE always do!

    • francis njenga

      July 26, 2012 at 4:43 am

      Oluutayo 4 your information its not gay its guy or just lad.v

    • darrel

      July 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

      u r the gay one dude…

  11. salano salano

    July 26, 2012 at 5:16 am

    let rvp go if he feels like n hand over the #10 to podolski n wenger we need midfielders boys do us proud

  12. Benneth innocent nwalu

    July 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

    The highest mistake wenger wil do is to sell Rvp,let arsenal ignore his want away decision,and buy players for him.if wenger can get players for this positions like defender,defencive midfield,a goal stoper,and central midfield and a striker bcoz of injury problems.

  13. victor

    July 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Rvp should rather leave arsenal club intead of causing story every day. Podolski is the next number10 shirt choice. Wenger should let vp go to any club he likes and let us build team that will challenge for trophy next season. I see no reason why he should be in london ,let him go pls wenger.

  14. olanshile

    July 26, 2012 at 6:59 am

    4me i just want rvp to go but not 2 epl club and bring in news guys like cazola mvilla and just one capable 5

  15. Samuel

    July 26, 2012 at 7:47 am

    The number is nothing but all that matters is on how to win trophies next season and weighing down the oppositions of other clubs in england….i hope and pray that next season will be great for arsenal (amen).

  16. achmed junior

    July 26, 2012 at 7:52 am

    for me,let RvP leav,bcus even though he stayed he’ll nT be commited 2 club, it wil be a miracle if he xtend his contract bcus he is eyein 195k a week,das huge broh,i jux hop he didnt 4get th injuries he went through in his arsenal career nd Mr wenger stil trusted him…c’mon v.p£r$I£ leav 4 christ sake,its always ur stories on th net#

  17. greenfield

    July 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

    prof pls dnt sell rvp if its possible,he wil make arsenal more formidable nxt season bt if he insists of goin he shld go,we need atleast 2 more quality signings

  18. Silas

    July 26, 2012 at 8:02 am

    The grates mistake wenger can make is to sell rvp,he shuld buy more players to assite. It is nt jersy no is playing the ball, fr me i think poldeski shuld be given betner no bcs he is surly leaven under must rvp shuld nt leave bcs he hard a lot to do in arsenal let wenger get more like cazorla m’villa nd more of them to assite rvp we need tropy plz.up gunnerz

  19. Nwaigbo chukwudi

    July 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Wenger should buy cazora and m vila. Sell rvp to juventus not man city

  20. Buhari Daura

    July 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Podolski is waiting for no 10 jersey if Rvp leaves.

  21. otubu

    July 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

    my comment is dat dnt luk at vanperse syd again weather he wil go or nt just had more exerience player to arsenal club so dat arsenal wil able to fight for trophy

  22. Jossy

    July 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Sale rvp to either juv or ac cos if u force hm 2 stay he won’t give his best. Bring in carzola, m’vila and pilar.

  23. mustapha adedamola

    July 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

    r.v.p is now unfaithful to ars now.does anyone remember when robin van persie used to be an injury player,that does not make arsenal to sell him now because he played one season with arsenal without injury he is now feeling as he is God and its not suppose to be like that….i’d be very happy if robin van persie should stay and all other arsenal member will be so damn happy

  24. JONATHAN

    July 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I LOVEE R. V .P PLS WENGA MAKE ATLEAST 3 SIGNING THEN HAVE FAITH IN GOD

  25. Simonciver

    July 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Van perse is a disgrace 2 arsenal fans……….2 me if he wants 2 go……werger shuld alow him 2…………..bt 4 sure he will one day regret as HELB, FLYMINE…did………..people like adebayor…where are dey??? Hw abt peolpe kolo toure………Van persen go and let’s see if arsenal will die…….when henry live we produced anoda person who was adebayo…..if u live nw…..bentener will make us proud….bt remaba…..u wil nt bench aguro…nt 2 tok of tervez oh dzeko…….up gunas

  26. jsp2303

    July 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Give him the No 9!!

  27. Godwin severine

    July 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Anythng can happen, so my fellow gunners we suppose to be prepared 4 anytng.

  28. kevin

    July 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    jst give podolski no 10.rvp. was sold in July
    to Blackburn rovers

  29. Kizza james

    July 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    First the captancy should be stripped from him and the jersey no. Next season he shouldn’t lead us. Gunners forever.

  30. Kizza james

    July 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    A player with no respect for club thinking bigger than club. He said he has personnal goals to win trophies. Let him go to hell with him with seen more great players leave but we still big.

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