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Lucas Torreira Takes Over Mesut Ozil’s Squad Number at Arsenal

Lucas Torreira Takes Over Mesut Ozil’s Squad Number at Arsenal

Lucas Torreira has finally completed his move to Arsenal this afternoon – and he has taken over Mesut Ozil‘s squad number after putting pen-to-paper on his new contract.

The 24-year-old has arrived on a four-year deal from Italian side Sampdoria, after impressing playing as Uruguay’s holding midfielder in the World Cup, with a fee of £26 million widely reported.

Rather surprisingly, Torreira has inherited the No.11 jersey, which has been worn at the Emirates ever since Ozil signed from Real Madrid back in 2013 but it appears there’s big change in the squad numbers department.

Following the exit of Jack Wilshere, Ozil now looks set to take on Arsenal’s No.10 shirt, which seems to us to be a much more natural fit for the German international.

As we’ve told you previously, Hector Bellerin and Mo Elneny have been handed new squad numbers, but Torreira’s new kit number is definitely the headline-grabber for jersey geeks like us.

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