EPL: Why Mkhitaryan Will Wear 2 Different Jersey Numbers at Arsenal
New Arsenal signing, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, will wear two different shirt numbers at the club.
The Armenian has taken over Alexis Sanchez’s No.7 shirt in domestic competitions but will have to wear 77 in the Europa League.
Due to UEFA regulations, the player is not allowed to wear the same number that Sanchez wore before his move to Manchester United in January.
The Gunners have revealed that the Armenian midfielder will wear the No.77 shirt in Europe, while Cazorla has been handed the No.19
Youngsters Mavropanos and Amaechi have been given the No.27 and No.72 shirts respectively.
A message on the club’s official website reads, “The No.7 shirt was vacated by Alexis this month but, because our former forward wore the number during our group-stage win against Cologne back in September, UEFA rules state that Mkhitaryan must wear a different number for the remainder of our Europa League campaign.”