While Arsenal fans continue to await news on new signings or the future of Emile Smith-Rowe – for whom the Gunners rejected a second bid from Aston Villa – they can brace themselves to see star midfielder, Thomas Partey, filing out for the club with a new number under his name.
Having joined from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day in August 2020, the Ghana international was unveiled as the club’s no. 18. However, he will be seen wearing the no. 5 from the 2021/22 season as confirmed by the North London club.
Partey wore the number while at Atletico and also has the number on his social media handles. But had to make do with 18 as veteran Greek defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, was already assigned the number 5 before leaving the club during the winter transfer window back in January.
Maybe Partey will feel even more at home with Arsenal or what do you think?