3 players that have worn the Arsenal No 7 before Bukayo Saka
International sportswear giants Adidas on Thursday, July 23rd unveiled the new home kit for Premier League heavyweights Arsenal Football Club.
The new kit was modeled by England youth international of Nigerian descent Bukayo Saka.
After the unveiling of the new home kit, Arsenal released a video that Saka will be changing his number for the 2020/21 football season.
Saka started his professional career with the first team earning number 87 last season, then he changed to number 77 this season, and next season he will be wearing the number 7.
The jersey number change by Saka means he replaces Armenian forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan who previously wore the jersey.
Mkhitaryan came to Arsenal via trade and did not live up to the hype and was loaned to and with the jersey number change it means he is unlikely to return to the Emirates Stadium.
With Saka getting the new number here are three legends have done well in the Arsenal number 7
1 Robert Pires
French forward Robert Pires wore the number 7 for Arsenal.
Pires joined from Marseille and played for the Gunners from 2000 till 2006.
He scored 62 goals in 189 appearances for the Gunners.
With the Gunners He won the Premier League in 2001–02, 2003–04 the FA Cup in 2002–03, 2004–05
2 Alexis Sanchez
Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez wore the number 7 for Arsenal.
Sanchez joined from Barcelona and played for the Gunners from 2014 till 2018.
He scored 60 goals in 122 appearances for the Gunners before joining rivals Manchester United.
With the Gunners He won the FA Cup in 2014–15, 2016–17, and the FA Community Shield in 2014.
3 Tomáš Rosický
Czech Republic midfielder Tomáš Rosický wore the number 7 for Arsenal.
He played for the Gunners from 2006 till 2016.
He scored 19 goals in 170 appearances for the Gunners.
With the Gunners, He won the FA Cup in 2013–14, 2014–15, and the FA Community Shield in 2014.
Saka has some huge names to look up to asides the three listed such as Nelson Vivas and Liam Brady. Next season will be his time to shine.
New kit. New number.
Here's to the next chapter 👊 pic.twitter.com/wxGlIZOkng
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 23, 2020