The Number Of The Beast
Julio 'The Beast' Baptista has been issued with Reyes' old number 9 shirt.
Baptista came to Arsenal in a swap deal which saw Jose Antonio Reyes go the other way in a years long loan which will give Arsenal the option to buy.
The straight swap carried on further as the Beast was issued Jose's old shirt number, which I am sure he will wear in a more manly fashion.
Julio has been speaking for the first time about his move to Arsenal and he says he's here for trophies.
"For me personally, I haven`t won anything for some time, it is my hope that I can win a title with Arsenal this season'
"Arsenal is one of the best clubs in Europe. I am very happy to be given the opportunity to come here, where I know the manager a little." he said in an interview with Arsenal.com
Settling in also shouldn't be a problem for the player as he knows most of the exisiting squad already.
"I know nearly all the players here," he said. "I know Gilberto the most from the Brazilian national team and I also know Thierry [Henry] and [Cesc] Fabregas. In fact I could probably name all the players."
Arsenal fans can get their first glimpse of Baptista by buying a ticket to the Brazil v Argentina game at Ashburton Grove this weekend.