Arsenal have announced a new jersey number for Thomas Partey ahead of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign.
The midfielder will wear the No 5 shirt, changing from the No 18 he wore following his arrival from Atletico Madrid.0
“I like the No 5 because it’s one of the most important numbers in the team and it is also a lucky number for me. It’s the number I’ve worn for the past few years, so for me it’s one of the best numbers,” Partey told the club’s website.
The 28-year-old wears the same number for the Ghana national team and it was also his favourite while with Atletico Madrid.
Partey joined the Gunners in October last year for 50 million euros, but endured a difficult first season largely due to injuries.
He will be hoping to stay fit and take his game to greater heights next campaign.