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.