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Arsenal announce Shkodran Mustafi’s shirt number

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Oh heck yeah, it’s shirt number time!

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One of our favorite things about transfer season is when we get to learn what numbers the new guys have chosen. For some reason people online love it (like, really love it – you should see the list of our highest traffic posts ever) but honestly, it’s the moment that really makes a transfer real. Also it’s fun to argue over whether or not someone picked the right number, as if that matters.

Anyway, Arsenal have given us that gift today, as they’ve revealed Shkodran Mustafi’s new squad number with the club.

Well, 20 is a pretty okay number for a defender, honestly. It’s not great – I’m one of those who likes the first choice center backs to wear 4 and 5, and obviously both are taken currently – but it’s fine. He’s not wearing the 10 or anything dumb like that, so I can’t complain too much. Well I guess I could, but I really shouldn’t. Nobody ever should.