Premier League

Bukayo Saka handed no.7 jersey after breakthrough season with Arsenal

Bukayo Saka will likely wear the number 7 for Arsenal as they launched their 2020/21 kit next season.

The 18-year-old has had a stellar season with the Gunners, netting four goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions.

It appears Saka will now follow in the footsteps of club legends Robert Pires, Tomas Rosicky, Nelson Vivas and Liam Brady, judging by the shirt printing options available on the new adidas home kit via the club shop.

The number 7 has not been used since Henrikh Mkhitaryan left for Roma on loan and with the Armenian set to extend his stay in the Italian capital the decision has been taken to find it a new home.

Saka has worn the No77 shirt this season but the change reflects what a positive impact he has had on the North Londoners and the faith Mikel Arteta has in him.

Arsenal’s new home strip was leaked back in June and it split opinion online at the time.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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