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31: The number of the JEFF

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The future gets a new shirt number.

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the JEFF starts now
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In the absence of any real news about, say, a transfer or whatever, we bring you news of an extremely important, vital, life-affirming nature. You all know that Arsenal employ a certain young man whose majesty and exuberance can’t be contained by the lower case letters used by us mere mortals.

But what you may not know is that this magisterial one, this JEFF - he was officially promoted to the first team by Arsene Wenger today, and as such, has been endowed with a first team squad number. JEFF will now wear #31 as he graces the pitch.

In all seriousness, though, this is a pretty awesome thing - almost everyone associated with the club thinks JEFF has a very bright future, and the fact that he’s not being sent out on loan, but is being given a chance to show what he can do at Arsenal, is a pretty big deal for a talented kid in Arsene Wenger’s setup.

Let the JEFF era begin.