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Arsenal have confirmed Henrikh Mkhitaryan will inherit Alexis Sanchez’s old squad number. The Armenia international’s move from Manchester United was confirmed on Monday in a swap deal which saw the Chile international move in the opposite direction.
And the 29-year-old will now be asked to fill the void left by Sanchez’s departure in more ways than one after he was handed the No.7 shirt which his predecessor wore ever since the departure of Tomas Rosicky in the summer of 2016. Speaking of his new signing, who is cup tied and will not make his debut against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger said: ‘We’re replacing a very good player with a very good player, a world-class player with a world-class player
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 23, 2018