Why Henrikh Mkhitaryan needs two different Arsenal squad numbers

Henrikh Mkhitaryan completed his move to Arsenal on Monday (Picture: Getty)

No sooner had they confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan as their new No.7 Arsenal were forced to clarify that their new signing would wear a different number should he feature in the Europa League this season.

The Armenia international’s move from Manchester United was confirmed on Monday as part of a swap deal which saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction.

Mkhitaryan will inherit the squad number which became Sanchez’s following the departure of Tomas Rosicky in the summer of 2016, but due to UEFA regulations the 29-year-old will be unable to sport the No.7 when the Gunners… Read the full story

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