Arsenal confirm number change for Ramsey

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Arsenal have announced that Aaron Ramsey will wear the number 8 jersey from now on.

The Welshman has sported 16 for years now, but given the chance to take 50% off he said, “Yes, that seems perfectly acceptable to me.

“It’s just a number after all. I do like numbers ever so much though. Where would we be without them? We’d never know how much anything cost, or what time it was. Can you imagine the mayhem?

“I’m glad we have numbers. They’re right up there with letters as my favourite things because we can use them to make other stuff.

“I also like air, it’s really important.”

It had been rumoured that Francis Coquelin would move to 8 after Granit Xhaka was given the 34 he so desires, but as yet we don’t know what the new signing will be wearing next season.

Or the Coq, but no doubt we’ll have a series of shirt number stories over the course of the summer to excite us all.

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Jack Wilshere's fibula

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Crash Fistfight

How do you do the poo emoji? I like it ever so much.

Keith

Copy paste someone else’s poo

GeneWildersCrazyDNA

Doing that got me banned from my local.

mpls

Well that’ll add a few poos to any Ramsey related transfer silliness.

mpls

Now get the 2 and 3 on Hector and Nacho, like, yesterday.

mpls

Now get the 2 and 3 on Hector and Nacho right quick.

Crash Fistfight

That’s all well and good, but what about getting the 2 and 3 on Hector and Nacho?

Paul

At what pace?

Daft Aider

a Giroud like canter…….

Crash Fistfight

hang on a minute, isn’t #3 Gibbs’s number? Are you planning on throwing him on the scrapheap, mpls?

Mpls

If Gibbo’s committed to the club and fighting for the starts, he should certainly keep it. It’s massively to his credit he’s been a true professional about it. But it’s been very quiet on that front and he hasn’t gotten the playing time his quality deserves so one does wonder.

Abhi

And a 1 on Cech please, pronto.

mpls

I swear I only hit the button once!

Paul

and your post not only appeared twice but the content changed! It’s the Falm effect!!

Mpls

Just once each! I swear!

up

how embarrassing

Zyrth

While they’re all at it, can we get the 2 and 3 on hector and nacho?

Niall Shannon

“The number 16 is good but you know it’s good for a change every now and again and you know the number 8 was also good so it was good that I changed and you know it’s good that I did.”

Jokes aside, I’m guessing Coq gets 16 and Xhaka gets his beloved 34.

Xxxrob

I saw Coq wearing a jumper that had 27 on it in one of the Xhaka videos.

Merlin's Panini

Coq should get 69.

Bedlam

Cue the ‘because he’s half the player he used to be’ jokes.

Paul

That joke is all over the Welsh Whatsapp group already. Banter!

Shere Wilpower

You mean ‘bantz’?

Paul

If you say so young man…:-)

Venga

Coq is wearing #27 next season. At the end of one of the Xhaka photoshoot videos on Arsenal’s official youtube, Coquelin is seen wearing his training top with #27 on it.

GunnerDareMACEDONIA

Well I saw many subscribe videos like coq one and many different players were wearing training tops with wrong numbers not theirs.

up

Wilshere #9 springs to mind

sauce

I wouldn’t touch any sporting equipment left behind by gervinho

JustAFanMate

If Coq’s getting 27 what about Serge? Also Iwobi will probably get a better number than 45. As of now 1, 2, 9, 16, 17, 20 are what you could call ‘key’ numbers that are available. People seem to think Cech will get #1 but he banged on about how much he loves the number 33 last year it’s hard to tell. Whatever happens we’ll have a new look next season, will we have a new attitude? We’ll see!

GL

Wasn’t aware Sanchez had changed his number and feared the worst from that comment. Glad everything is ok again. I need a moment to calm down…

Jack Wilshere's fibula

My email address is Ramsey_16 ?
?

Tasmanian Jesus

Aah what a shame. That address will just seem silly now…

broken red army

go kill yourself

Super Joshi

You’re a twat.

Tasmanian Jesus

If you want me dead, you’re gonna have to do it yourself. I can’t be bothered with something so insignificant.

broken red army

no you get to live another day, the Email boy that I want dead. Im a cold hearted twat they say :))

Arsetronomy

BURN OOOOOHGH[email protected]&*G*@Y*(@U*)(@

Burn Baby Burn

In the immortal words of Nelson, hah hah

Arsenation

Bloggs, stop picking on Ramsey. He treats everyone with ever so much respect and only deserves ever so much in return!

The Only Olivier is Giroud

The boring Aarson Ramsey quotes in these articles remind me of a monotonous Rambling Pete… where IS that guy by the way?

Tapps

My password for various things is 34Coquelin Bugger!

Bugger

what’s your email?

Paul

You shouldn’t have a gap in your passwords :-))

Oor Wullie

What’s your email, mate?

Daft Aider
Oor Wullie

Bugger got there before me. Bugger.

Magic Al Gooner

Crap, that means he’s staying with us then 🙁

broken red army

I got so many thumb downs when I said he’ll wear 8 coming season :))

Paul

That’s bad mate…hopefully it wasn’t your insight that was in question? ;-))

broken red army

no it is your nose in inappropriate places. get a life :))

Holyviper

Santi deserves 8 more than Ramsey, no? No?

Crash Fistfight

I see what you did there.

AnonymousGun

Santi gets 16 then.. 8 more then Ramsey’s 8.

STEVE

Santi should wear 10

Glasgow_Gunner

Coq was wearing 27 in the welcome to Arsenal video for our newest signing.

Paul

I missed that!

Tasmanian Jesus

I think Ive even seen Arsene wear something with 27 on it.
It must all be a tribute to Gervinho.

Dan gooner

Should have retired #27 when eboue left!

Abhi

Le Coq can have 14.

JArghS

The first team wearing numbers 1 through 11 would be nice, if only for my OCD.

ThurrkeyOnRye

Still waiting for that #9 spot to fill up

GunnerDareMACEDONIA

Morata

GunnerDareMACEDONIA

Bendtner ?

JArghS

Benrata?

Stewart Robson's therapist

I long dreamed for Ramsey to wear this number…ironically, it’s come off the back of the season he probably least deserves to wear it. But maybe Arsene sees him as the new Freddie. Freddie wasn’t a natural wide player either but played that role for us to fit our system. Maybe he sees Ramsey being pushed out wide to accommodate Wilshere/Cazorla alongside Xhaka.

But one thing’s for sure. He’ll look ridiculously handsome wearing it.

Paul

Well…he needs to die his hair red for a start..

Shubham

I hope with number 8 from 16 he can cut the Hollywood crap by half. That will make the team more effective.

Gooner Russ

I quite like this number shuffle. I think it’s good for the team. It should make the guys step up a little bit!

Glasgow_Gunner

Xhaka can – I feel for you – I think I love you.

SB

Off topic :

Even Henry is bigging up Mourinho. I mean, it’s fine he has logically assessed that Cunt joining ManU but its equally logical to call that big ego a massive Cunt?

Stewart Robson's therapist

Well, that would ruin the media love-in, wouldn’t it? Fear not, it’ll all end in tears eventually. It always does with that sour prick.

Oooh aaah Ray Parlour!

I’m sick of these pundits licking each other’s arses just to stay safe in their jobs. I’d like to watch some late night poker with Arsene, Rafa, Pep, Claudio and a few big bottles of red, with them all telling each other their why Jose is a Cunt anecdotes. Maybe you could add Hector Cúper as the silent guy just for the smoke factor.

Prashant

Coq is wearing 27 I believe?
Remember welcome Xhaka video, Coq comes in the end with for more subscribe to blah blah… with number 27 on his training kit.

Abhi

Who’s going to be our next 14?

Nullvinho

Theo… Theo Pires