Arsenal reveal squad numbers for new signings

SoccerBy Sunday World
Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal have revealed the squad numbers for their two latest arrivals, Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi.

Arsene Wenger plunged into the transfer market late to nab the forward and the centre half, two areas in which the Gunners desperately needed more manpower.

Spanish striker Perez has been given the Number 9 shirt, which it is fair to say has not had many illustrious owners in recent years.

From Francis Jeffers to José Antonio Reyes, Júlio Baptista to Park Chu-Young there hasn't been much joy for the wearer.

The last player to have the shirt was Lukas Podolski, who had a reasonable goal scoring record but he never became a first team regular.

Mustafi has been handed the Number 20 shirt previously worn by Mathieu Flamini.