The Gunners new boy was initially handed Aaron Ramsey’s old number 16 jersey but that has now been changed.
Big money Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka has been given a new squad number at Arsenal for a second time.
The Gunners new boy was initially handed Aaron Ramsey’s old number 16 jersey but that has now switched to number 29.
Arsenal confirmed supporters who purchased a shirt with ‘Xhaka 16’ on the back via the official club shop will be given a fresh one free of charge.
After sealing his transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach, Xhaka described Arsenal as one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“Now it’s official. From next season on I will play for Arsenal,” Xhaka wrote on Instagram. “I want to thank everyone at Borussia.
“Together we brought the club back to where it belongs, to the Champions League. I will always look back with pleasure to that time.
“But from now on I’m totally focused on playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world. It’s a big honour for me to wear the Arsenal jersey, as well as it has been an honour to play for Gladbach in the last four years.
“I hope we see each other again in the Champions League!”