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Lacazette takes Arsenal No.9 shirt as Gunners reveal new squad numbers

09:50 BST 11/07/2017
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The summer signing from Lyon takes over from Lucas Perez, who is expected to leave the club, while Sead Kolasinac gets the No.31 jersey

New Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette has taken the No.9 shirt after the Gunners revealed their list of squad numbers for the 2017-18 season.

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Arsene Wenger's side completed the transfer of the Lyon striker for a club-record fee in the region of £46 million.

And he becomes the latest to take the No.9 jersey that was previously inherited by Lucas Perez, who now switches to No.28.

Indeed, Lucas Perez is expected to leave the Gunners in the summer window, and Goal understands he has communicated his desire to move on to manager Arsene Wenger.

Another new signing at Arsenal, Sead Kolasinac, has taken the No.31 squad number, previously assigned to Jeff Reine-Adelaide.

Elsewhere there are no new changes to the list of numbers, with Alexis Sanchez retaining his No.7 shirt despite speculation surrounding his future at the club.

The Gunners are currently in Australia on their pre-season tour, with their first match coming up on July 13 against Sydney FC.