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Alexis Sanchez switches squad number to 7 as Arsenal unveil new kit

Arsenal have confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will play in the number seven shirt next season after unveiling the team’s new kit for the 2016-17 campaign.

The Chile international has worn the 17 shirt since his arrival at the Emirates from Barcelona in 2014, but following the departure of Tomas Rosicky, the 27-year-old has snapped up his ex-teammate’s squad number.

The new kit, manufactured by Puma, retains Arsenal’s classic red and white colours, but the home shirt includes a new vertical stripe down the front, and the white shorts have a red band down the side.

When asked for his thoughts on the new kit, Hector Bellerin told the club’s official website: “We are really pleased with the way it looks. I think the fans are really going to like it. It’s a bit of a throwback as well. I like the design with the line in the centre, it’s something different. I’ve seen the players modelling it and I think it’s going to look really good.”

Arsenal finished the 2015-16 Premier League campaign in second place, 10 points adrift of champions Leicester City.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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