Date: 26th July 2012 at 10:12am
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Arsenal yesterday formally announced their squad numbers for the 2012-13 season. In the clearest indication yet that Robin van Persie is not longed for N5, Lukas Podolski is the only first team player unassigned as “TBC” on the club website. It`s all but certain he`s hanging on for the number 10 shirt. Impossibly handsome new striker Olivier Giroud takes number 12. Can he live up to the pressure of having Chris Wreh`s number? Francis Coquelin is upgraded from 39 to 22, suggesting his promotion in the manager`s eyes. Kyle Bartley takes number 35. Wojciech Szczesny is installed as number 1 in the wake of Almunia`s departure.


1.Wojciech SZCZESNY

2.Abou DIABY

3.Bacary SAGNA

4.Per MERTESACKER

5.Thomas VERMAELEN

6.Laurent KOSCIELNY

7.Tomas ROSICKY

8.Mikel ARTETA

9.Ju-Young PARK

10.Robin van PERSIE

11.Andre SANTOS

12.Olivier GIROUD

14.Theo WALCOTT

15.Alex Oxlade CHAMBERLAIN

16.Aaron RAMSEY

17.Alexandre SONG

18.Sebastien SQUILLACI

19.Jack WILSHERE

20.Johan DJOUROU

21.Lukasz FABIANSKI

22.Francis COQUELIN

23.Andrey ARSHAVIN

24.Vito MANNONE

25.Carl JENKINSON

26.Emmanuel FRIMPONG

27.GERVINHO

28.Kieran GIBBS

29.Marouane CHAMAKH

31.RYO Miyachi

35.Kyle BARTLEY

52.Nicklas BENDTNER

TBC Lukas PODOLSKI