Arsenal have announced Alexis Sanchez’s squad number.
Arsenal signing Alexis Sanchez will wear the number 17 shirt next season.
The club announced the Chilean international’s shirt number to coincide with their new kit launch, just hours after his transfer was officially confirmed.
Previous players to wear number 17 in the Wenger era include Emmanuel Petit, Edu, Alex Song, and Nacho Monreal.
Monreal will now wear the number 18 shirt, from next season onwards.
Manager Arsene Wenger said upon his unveiling: “Alexis will add power, creativity and much quality to our squad and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us in a few weeks.
“He has consistently produced top-quality performances at the highest level for a number of seasons now and we are all excited to see him integrate into the Arsenal squad.”
Sanchez netted 19 goals for Barcelona in 27 La Liga starts last season.