Bukayo Saka has been handed Arsenal ’ s No . 7 jersey for the 2020 /21 season, the club announced on their Twitter page on Wednesday , while unveiling the home kits for next season .
“ Our homegrown talent .
The Arsenal ’ s No 7 from 2020 /21 . Keep making us proud , Bukayo, ” Arsenal wrote on Twitter .
The versatile player also shared a video on his Twitter handle with a caption “new chapter . . 7 ” to confirm his new jersey number.
Saka , who previously wore the No. 77, takes over the jersey number dropped by Armenian midfielder , Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is on loan at Serie A side Roma .
The jersey was also previously worn by Tomas Rosicky, Robert Pires , Liam Brady and David Rocastle .
The 18- year – old , who is eligible to play for both Nigeria and England at international level , recently signed a long – term contract extension with the Gunners .
He has impressed for Arsenal this season , playing regularly under former manager Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta as a left- back and left wing- back .
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He has featured 39 times for the Gunners this season , scoring four goals and providing 11 assists .
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