Bukayo Saka Happy to take over Arsenal No7 Jersey

Bukayo Saka Happy to take over Arsenal No7 Jersey

Arsenal whizkid Bukayo Saka is delighted to have taken the No7 shirt.

The iconic shirt number was previously worn by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Roma, but it’s unlikely he will need it back as the Serie A club have also reached a preliminary agreement with Arsenal to keep the 31-year-old next season.

And with his contract running until 2022, Mkhitaryan looks certain to leave the Gunners on a permanent deal next summer.

Saka was awarded the number this week.

Saka will forego the No.77 he has been wearing since his breakthrough and has been challenged to follow in the footsteps of club icons like Liam Brady, David Rocastle and Robert Pires, by being handed the No.7 shirt.

He posted to social media last night:

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