Wilshere 10 as Arsenal update squad numbers

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Arsenal have re-jigged the squad numbers for this season in the wake of Robin van Quisling’s departure to Manchester United.

It was expected that Lukas Podolski would take the turncoat’s number but instead Jack Wilshere will wear the number 10 as soon as he’s fit (you may insert your own gag involving MONTH + YEAR IN THE FUTURE).

Podolski will wear 9 while Santi Cazorla takes Wilshere’s old number, 19. Ju Young Park is now number 30 but with the South Korean likely to leave the club before the end of the transfer window we don’t suppose it really makes a great deal of difference.

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed the departure of the Dutch fifth columnist in polite fashion but stopped short of the traditional wishing the player well with his future career.

Compare and contrast that announcement with that of Carlos Vela and it’s clear to see that nobody wishes him well at all. Unless we’re talking about him falling into a wishing well, in which case I wish for that (but not for Sting to record a charity record to raise funds to get him out).

Long live Jack 10, who told Arsenal.com, “It’s such an honour for me. Getting the No 10 shirt again at the Club means so much to me as I wore it all through the youth teams at Arsenal.

“It has a special place for all attacking or creative players. I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.

“Now I am even more excited about returning to action and honouring the shirt.”

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Bobby Pires

Fuck, I bought a new shirt and got ‘Wilshere 19’ on it…

Ah well better than ‘Song 17’…

Olly.

If you bought it from arsenal.com they will replace it for a number 10.

Magic Al

Me to, Bought 19 intending for Jack Wilshere but i´ll take Cazorla, esp as i live in Spain. Had a bloody heart attack when i first heard they changed his number out of bloody players. Oh well, Lucky me

Merlin's Panini

Always thought he should’ve been Song 2 personally…
Weeeeehooo!!

Goonerhaea

Wilshere 19… Well you get to shout out two great players with one shirt… Winning?

brad

I dont why would anyone replace the wilshere 19 shirt of this season. It would be like a limited edition shirt with his old number and would sell for tons once he is like 26 years old.

ramgooner

remember what henry said-

“arsenal need jack back in the dressing room”

legend said it.sums it up.

Arse24

I just hope is long term injury and lack of football doesn’t affect his ability.

I hope he has as bright future as he did before he got injured.

It is what it is

Wilshere has Arsenal DNA, he’ll wear that shirt to bed.

IndianGooner

Was surprised with the “well wishing” part missing from the traitor’s leaving article but guess the Club are as pissed off at the traitor as us fans..

Dave Gooner

Obviously pissed off having stood by him through an injury blighted career. Still, fuck him.

Hope they burned any #10 worn by Robin van Purse-ey, and flushed the ashes down a toilet.

New, freshly minted #10 for King Jack please.

Dylan

If you want to burn an RvP jersey, buy one of those table cloths with his name on the back and burn that. If you burn a shirt from seasons past, remember that you are burning the Arsenal badge………..

Trev

I will cut off the badge then proceed to burn the jersey. Okay?

Bashmachkinfile

I have his Holland jersey from the 2008 Euros…. Can I burn that?

Pearson

The only time to set fire to An Arsenal number jersey is if van Per$ie is wearing it. Make sure to use petrol or similar accellerant so as to ensure quick complete combustion.

Dave Gooner

I ain’t burning nothing Dylan, certainly not one of my prized Super Jumbo XXXL (US) shirts…

SickGunner

Jack’s pissed as well. Loved that subtle dig at van Persie. “..real legends, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”

ImarnuelAFC

Arsenal.com confirmed my suspicion that he (yes he) left on a sour note. I don’t wish him well for his future career though.

Dreamiest

Siralex already confirmed that RvP was the one who pushed the move to Man Utd.

Dreamiest

Here’s the quote: “If RvP hadn’t come out forcibly to Arsenal to tell them he wanted to go to United, it meant the negotiations were really over.”

jim jimminy

Sweeeeeeeeet.

ice

One song, We only had one song, And now he is gone, But we have FRIMPOnG..

HE Does to arsenal belong… And he’ll stay here life-long…. So why dont you come along ……..To hear a folk song…..

RVP and Song….. You both are so wrong…. We’ll show you before long….. We’ll be winning all yearlong !!!

FRIMPOnG !!!…… He is Soooo strong….. He’s Prong is so Long…… Oh so long !!!

Ferngunner

I had dreamt of a wishere – van persie patnership. But even in my dream they still didn’t go well together. Woke up rvp= cunt explains it!

Hudson Hornet

Cesc wished him well.

The cunt.

waitressinthesky

Yeah eff off Cesc, if you were really a “fan” of Arsenal, you wouldn’t support its biggest traitor yet.

Trev

He’s a ‘ian wright’ type of fan.

TheRealGooner

I don’t understand why is Cesc so obsessed with Arsenal. That little prick got us into this mess.

I can live with the fact that you are not at Arsenal, Cesc! Just stop talking about us and play with your fellow cunts at Cuntelona.

Also, your best friend Alex Song is going to join you soon. Hope the both of you rot in hell.

badaab

All barca players are obsessed with us.

Gandalf

Pods the man to break the curse on number 9!

gooner odst

it will take a gargantuan effort to break that curse, and to be honest i was hoping none of the new boys would take that cursed #9. May the gods of fate protect Podolski on his Arsenal quest.

Goonerhaea

Here’s to all the curses being broken… the curse of the captain’s arm band, the curse of the number 9… the curse of the number 10? No that’s not a curse, just a stench that’s now been washed out. Oh and the 7 year no trophy curse? Am sorry guys I think I broke a mirror 7 years ago. today… Oops… no worries we good now… I have four rabbits’ feet… Quadruple?

Happy Gunner

This was a little ridiculous, but made me laugh 🙂

Bee

im really really really really looking forward to having jack back

waitressinthesky

…Keep looking. I’m as excited as the next person, but I don’t see him in our first team this season. Hope I’m wrong, though.

Sol Goodman

That’s the spirit!

big black clock

Does this mean we can look forward to seeing him play in the CAM position? That is his natural position. That would probably mean Ramsey competing with Arteta for the CM position.

Wilshere’s like a mini Cazorla if you think about it. Can play as CDM, CM, and CAM, with Cazorla good on the wings as well. Wilshere will be a great understudy to him this season. Bergkamp would be proud.

Arjen

Wilshere’s no mini Cazorla he’s Wilshere,Ramsey’s going to be Cazorla’s understudy,and Wilshere . Arteta’s.Wilshere like Arteta doesn’t force an attack but waits for the right moment to up the tempo and attack.

ETID

Ramsey wont be cazorla’s understudy. Rosicky will. in my eyes we now have 2 teams and ramsey isnt in one of them. i am afraid that as it stands he and a few others fall into the 3rd team category.
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Hugh Jarse

So is Cazorla in your 5th eleven?

aa

there’s no mini cazorla.

Cazorla is he miniest(is that even a word?) player we ever had.

Even minier than arshavin.

Danno

Sure would like to see a picture of him juxtaposed with the Merte’.

waitressinthesky

Don’t see Ramsey usurping Arteta’s starting spot anytime soon.

Matt

No doubt he’ll turn into another bitter ex-gunner. Either way, he is now completely irrelevant to my life other than as someone to despise

Goonermonkey

You’re talking about UTD’s new #31… not JW10… surely?

Goonermonkey

Although these latest rounds of transfer sagas have made it really difficult for me to put any emotional attachement to an individual footballer… They all seem like such hypocrites… I do LOVE young Jack. He just seems to know what it is to be a Gooner. Hopefully he’ll be the Gunner’s Stevie G (although not such a bad haircut) And end his carrer at the club.

Pull that #10 jersey on boy, get fit, and tear the premiership a new one!

Goonermonkey

Eh? why did my comment next comment get added as a reply??

50 Shades of Ramsey

FUUUCCCCKKKK YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH

this has actually cheered me up immensely

Miguel

It’s been eerily silent about Jack’s fitness status. Not that the rumors are ever right. No news good news?

The injury-free stretches of Rosicky, Ramsey and the Benedict Arnold (I guess you Brits wouldn’t use that moniker for a turncoat, would you) give me hope that these sagas can come to an end.

exiledgooner

No, but we know what you mean.

George

“The Club is pleased to advise that it will replace any 2012/13 replica kit, including ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’, which was purchased from any official Arsenal club outlet or Arsenaldirect.com.”
HA I wonder how many ‘Park 9’ shirts will be getting replaced

Ade

Haha

Matt

Probably Millions in South Korea tbf.

leftback

Millions? I don’t think so. Nobody in S.Korea buys Park’s jersey. Only Park Ji-Sung’s jersey, not Ju-young’s.

cas

If Jack was fit last season, he would have been our best player and not that filthy traitor.
Can’t wait for him to be back to his best.

Chap

So who hasn’t noticed that podolski has one strong back. I mean looks curved into that arsenal shirt. His big shoulders……..
What did the topic say again?

Pearson

Man crush alert!

Midfield Corporal

Very unlike The Arsenal not to wish him well, even Adebayor and nasri got that I think.

Jw gets No 10, that tells us where Arsene see’s him playing perhaps.

GM

Neither of them openly questioned the management of the club while drawing a wage from it.

cas

Oh and according to Graham Hunter, the cunt and his people started winking at United as far back as January. Whilst we were singing his name he was engineering his move away.

What a FRAUD!

Fellonious

When was that game where Arshavin came on for the Ox and he mouthed “Noooooooo!”? I reckon that’s when he started making flutters at Fergs…

Double '71

January 22nd 2012 v ManUre – he was probably getting back-scuttled by Demento up his tunnel at half time!

chippybrady

Miguel…Wenger said today that Wilshire is running and will be in full training within 4 weeks, Rosicky and Sagna too, and Frimpong ahead of schedule in 3 weeks. Feels good to be able to contribute something positive

Miguel

Thanks for the good news. Fingers crossed…

Ebouefan

South Korean military having a laugh.

percyofgod

Now i can have my jersey with the favourite number and favourite player’s name on mother earth at the back. CYG!!!

jamesAFC

ROBIN VAN PERSIE IS A CUNT

Trev

Here, the shouting helped pass across the message.

Richie

Wilshere 10 is probably the safest shirt investment in the world… i reckon the buyer will get about 15 outta that bad boy!

Safety

I still prefer to think RVP’s agent goofed and Manure were the only ones who’d actually take him. He made eyes at everyone but got the haggard toothless miserable northern bint to go home with at the end of the evening.

I actually do wish him well. He was a decent player for us and gave us several memorable moments. He was our top scorrer three out of eight seasons and will retire as one of the best players never to have won a league title. That’s sad. And he will have to watch as Tommy Vermaelen lifts the Premier League Trophy instead of him.

Pearson

Curses on everybody who plays for manure at the Old Toilet.
I wish van Persie ill luck, lots of missed opportunities and the bitter taste of defeat during and after EVERY game.

Holdin Mygroin

Robin van Quisling !!!!
Classic dude, classic 😉

Muse

It’s good to hear from Wilshere. After being silent for so long I was beginning to think the worst.

I also liked the part ” real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”

Such a shame that the previous owner of the no10 shirt could have been regarded in the same bracket as DB10 but now he’ll only be remembered as a traitor.

Gary

Yeah, it was a brilliant comment from Wilshere. He’s probably as pissed off at RVP as we all are and regards him as a traitor too.

arshavin

Tsk… tsk… tsk…. Giving the best present that can be given in one`s Arsenal career to a supremely talented boy at the age of 19 is far from good management mates. Even more so when he`s surrounded by much more experienced footballers who he should be taking and learing from.

This is not a rant, i`m actually whispering and shaking my head here.

Dr Baptiste

This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve read today and that’s saying something as I read that Arsenal were going to finish 9th by one comment on the BBC football predictions page.

chippybrady

Safety….how can you wish him well, he’s joined Man U Fucking nited? Even the club wouldnt wish him well

aeghgooner

I seem to remember another player switching from #19 to #10 for his boyhood club after the “star” #10 had just left. That player’s name, is Lionel Messi.

Gossip Gooner

Jack is the only one who deserves the #10 in my opinion. Wish him a speedy recovery. Can’t wait to see him play.

Goose

“The Club is pleased to advise that it will replace any 2012/13 replica kit, including ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’, which was purchased from any official Arsenal club outlet or Arsenaldirect.com……..”

Bet they haven’t sold many “Park 9” !

The Positive Gooner

Gotta love the detail in Wilshere announcement: I feel proud to wear it now after some REAL Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.

Just love that detail.

Matt F

“I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”

Zing.

Stuart

I can see the team sheet now
17 8
m’vila arteta
10
wilshere
14 9 19
walcott podolski cazorla

Sydney Gooner

I’ve been waiting for this piece of news for like 3 years which means that I can finally get my first Arsenal jersey at long fucking last.

Dr Baptiste

Couldn’t you have just got the number but with your name?

Nick

Look, a Bacon and Cunt Sandwich!
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Bill

I don’t want to look at that shit!

Hashkibob

I like that picture. Van twatty’s smile looks uncomfortable and fake and fergie looks like a right pathetic old codger in that stupid hat. They deserve eachother and I couldn’t be more pleased that we’re rid of the snake. We hooked a bad apple from the barrel today and became stronger for it. Onwards and upwards folks, can’t wait.

THEREISBEARCUM

I guess we can look forward to Podolski being decapitated on a blade of grass now.

I was looking forward to seeing him play at least one season… 🙁

Dr Baptiste

Hopefully he can be more Alan Smith than Francis Jeffers

squillaci is king

Nice one jack :D… now i wonder what frimpong has in store for the traitor.

RobSchneiderDerp

I really hope Jack comes back well…all this pressure that is thrown on him by us and England makes me worried. Come on Jacky!

gubby

ha ha ha someone is now demoted to number 31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtXjgK-luGs

KenyanGooner

“I feel proud to wear it now [No 10 shirt] after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”… Jack Wilshere on being give the number 10 shirt!
That’s what am fucking talking about! Get in there!! Gota love this lad…he will be massive once he gets back! COYGs!!!

Merlin's Panini

Podolski 9.

Nein.

heh.

GlennF

I see that on the clu website ” The Club is pleased to advise that it will replace any 2012/13 replica kit, including ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’, which was purchased from any official Arsenal club outlet or Arsenaldirect.com.”

I pity the fool who ever bought a Park 9 jersey !

Fatgooner

Iv’e never been so depressed on the eve of a new season.

We’ve just sold our best player and captain to one of our bitterest enemies; our best defensive midfielder is about to go too; and we have a culture and set-up that puts money before success. The mission for Wenger is to finish fourth – everybody knows that we have absolutely no chance of winning the Premier League.

I just can’t see a future for this club while Wenger, Gazidis and Kroenke remain in control of our club.

Isn’t it time for a change – like Usmanov?

big black clock

Why aren’t you supporting Shitteh yet?

GlennF

I’ve never been so excited on the eve of a season

We’ve just bought a top German striker, the top scorer in France and the best midfielder in Spain outside of Barca and Madrid. We’ve also shown the door to players who put greed and their egos before the club; and we have a culture that ensures our future when the oil money is not there. The mission for Wenger is to win trophies like every year but only one team can win them, this year it will be us.

I just can’t see my penis cos i’m so fat.

Isn’t it time for a chocolate bar – like a kit kat?

kiss my arsenal

glennf, tht is one of the single best comments i have read in a long time!

Hudson Hornet

Fat Gooner,

I agree, it’s time for new ownership.

How many more stars will we lose? Revolving door never stops …

Dr Baptiste

Fatgooner, I hope that when we win the league, you don’t actually celebrate. You’ve got to be the most depressing Arsenal fan I’ve ever seen. Jesus… You make Nicolas Anelka look like the happiest guy in the world.

A P

Sure, Fats. It’s time for a change. Time for you and the hornet to get lost!

Geez, you would be whining about the club’s ambition if the tea lady left!

Gridinho

FatGooner, why don’t you listen to what the little boy inside you is saying, and go become a Man U fan? Once Song goes, you’re the only remaining negative influence at the club, and you already live in the right place (i.e. not Manchester).

We’ll listen to any offers over one pie.

Ams

No anger or hard feeling?!? Fuck you Van Persie, cunt.

alex

“It has a special place for all attacking or creative players. I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”
“real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp.”
A dig at RVP perhaps?

Gareth Knight

He runs like a girl,
He runs like a girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl,
Robin Van Persie
He runs like a girl.

MumbaiGooner

Notice how Jackie Boy says, ‘I feel proud to wear it now after some real Club legends have worn it, such as Dennis Bergkamp,’ and refrains from mentioning RVP.

Classic.

Treegle

Thank fuck Cazorla isn’t a pin-up signing. I was worrying that we’d forgotten our history of always having the ugliest squad in the league. After the signing of Giroud, I’m assuming Bouldy put his foot down and threatened to bring in Keown as his assistant.

Dr Baptiste

I wish. Keown is the only sensible pundit around at the moment, who actually comes across as knowing what he’s talking about. He’s be a great ex-player to have on the coaching staff

Die Hard Gunner

@ Gareth Knight, I thought u meant “ROBIN VAN PUSSY”

Josh@SG

Rvp will be wearing the no. 20 for the red devils instead of the temporary 31 in training. Not that we care….

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