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Arsenal Have A New Number 1 – 2012/13 Squad Numbers Confirmed
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
28 Kieran Gibbs
29 Marouane Chamakh
35 Kyle Bartley
52 Nicklas Bendtner
TBC Lukas Podolski
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