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Squad Numbers Updated

Arsenal have submitted final confirmation of their squad numbers for 2012-13. The club published a provisional list in July, but changes have now been made. With Robin van Persie now departed, Jack Wilshere takes the coveted number 10 shirt. Lukas Podolski will wear number 9, with Park relegated to 30. Santi Cazorla takes Wilshere's vacated number 19 shirt. Full list as below:































The club have confirmed they will refund any printed numbers this summer purchased by supporters affected by the number changes. So the millions of you that nabbed '9.PARK' shirts will be compensated with replacements.

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The Journalist

Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 17 2012

Time: 1:14PM

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I've got to say that if you bought a shirt with "Park" on the back you deserve everthing you get.
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17/08/2012 13:23:00

Who even thought of handing the Number 9 to Park, in the first place? That's another coveted number and should be alloted thoughtfully. Glad that Wilshere got 10. A huge statement as to his place in the club.
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17/08/2012 13:44:00

Actually Rocky, if you bought a Park 9 or Wilshere 19 shirt from an official source you can return it for replacement for free, and Arsenal are giving the old-numbered shirts to 'worthy causes'. Personally, I've always thought picking a number was fine, but having somebody else's name on your shirt was kind of weird. The ephemeral nature of player loyalty these days makes it just plain dumb.
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17/08/2012 13:47:00

Don't do club shirts, never have done.Paying 50 ridge for a ***** poor quality nylon shirt doesn't float my boat. Yet paying a £1000 plus for a season tickets works.....go figure?!
Scotch Eggs Rule
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17/08/2012 14:21:00

Wow thats some serious humilation for Park
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17/08/2012 14:45:00

The way I see it, this instantly takes away the pressure from Park and if he is honest to himself, he must have felt awkward carrying that number. He can use it to pace himself and grow with the club, gradually or seek newer pastures.
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17/08/2012 16:58:00

Seek new pastures..Id just take that military service and be done with it.
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17/08/2012 19:27:00

The numbers look good to me, except that I wish they (at least temporarily) retire the No. 9 shirt cos I'm so keen for Poldi to do well, unlike his numerous predecessors!
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17/08/2012 20:18:00

Touché, Sajit :-)
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17/08/2012 23:53:00

Hope Theo stays.
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18/08/2012 09:27:00


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