👕 The shirt numbers available at Arsenal for new players

👕 The shirt numbers available at Arsenal for new players

The January transfer window that officially opened on January 1st has seen a number of players linked with various clubs across Europe. 

It is no different from Arsenal, who has been linked with some players including Jerome Boateng and Nathaniel Ake.

The likes of Alex Iwobi, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Laurent Koscielny, and Mohamed Elneny left during the summer window, leaving a good number of jerseys vacant.

Which are some of the available shirts at the club for new arrivals?


The number was initially held by Francesc Fabregas before Per Mertesacker took it over. Mohamed Elneny was the last to wear it until he joined Besiktas during the summer.  


Laurent Koscielny's departure to Lorient in the summer left the number six jersey free, and it will be available for any player who would move to the London side.


The famous jersey is vacant following Henrikh Mkhitaryan's move to AS Roma during the summer. 


The number 12 shirt was vacated by Stephan Lichtsteiner after the club decided against renewing his contract and left after just a year.


David Ospina owned the shirt until he moved to Napoli on loan just before the 2048/19 season, before making the move permanent. Since then, the number is available. 

No. 17

Alex Iwobi's move to Everton in the summer left the jersey vacant.

No. 18

Nacho Monreal left in the summer and joined Real Sociedad, vacating the number. 


Arsenal failed to turn Denis Suarez's loan deal to a permanent one after a not-so-impressive spell, and that's how his No 22 jersey was vacated.

No. 25

Carl Jenkinson held the jersey until his departure to Nottingham Forest during the 2018/19 season.