The Six Players To Take Over Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Number 7 Shirt at Arsenal

The Six Players To Take Over Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Number 7 Shirt at Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who currently rocks the number 7 shirt at the Emirates, could be on his way out of Arsenal when the transfer window re-opens, after spending the season on loan at Roma.

And as the number seven shirt is world-renowned having been worn by some elite players including Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo, who is going to inherit the number seven shirt for the Gunners?

Here is a look at six contenders to succeed Mkhitaryan’s number if the American does leave the north London side.


The Brazilian winger is out of contract at Chelsea once the season ends and it looks like he will leave the club on a free transfer to Arsenal who have been linked with a move for the 31-year-old.

Wissam Ben Yedder

The French striker’s red-hot form has unsurprisingly attracted interest from the Premier League with Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs all interested in his signature, according to L’Equipe .

At Monaco, (where he is currently on loan) the 29-year-old striker wears the No. 9 shirt.

Houssem Aouar

The French midfielder will not be forced to stay with Ligue 1 giants Lyon if he wishes to leave , according to Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all reportedly hold an interest in the 21-year-old.

Ousmane Dembele

However, the Gunners, along with Manchester United, hold an interest in the French attacker, according to Spanish publication Sport .

Bukayo Saka

It is still early in Saka’s career, and he is still in the nascent stages of his development.

But the 18-year-old has shown enough promise to suggest he would be a worthy wearer of the No. 7 shirt at the Emirates.

Gabriel Martinelli

Another teenager who appears to have the potential to be an Arsenal favourite, Martinelli has been a revelation since joining the club from Ituano last summer.

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It would not be a surprise, then, to see the 18-year-old wearing the No. 7 shirt in the years to come.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago