Thomas Partey set to get new shirt number from Arsenal

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Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey, is set to be handed a new shirt number next season, Citisports reports.

Partey wore the number 18 shirt last season for Arsenal.

The Ghana international joined the Gunners from Atletico Madrid last summer.

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The 28-year-old will now wear the number 5 shirt next season.

Partey wanted the number 5 jersey upon signing for the North London club, but it was already taken by Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who joined Olympiakos last January.

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Meanwhile, speaking on his first season at Arsenal, Partey recently told Ghana’s TV3: “Well I think everybody has seen it, there has been ups and downs.

“We have had good times and bad times, but this is my first season and I think I had to adapt to how they play, get used to my teammates.”

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