Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Arsenal hand Ozil number 10 jersey

Arsenal hand Ozil number 10 jersey

Mesut Ozil will be donning the coveted No.10 jersey at Arsenal next season following Jack Wilsheer's departure and the German has revealed that his inspiration behind the number is legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane.

The Germany global has worn No 11 since joining the club in 2013 but will now change to the figure he had always wanted. The announcement was made on the club's Twitter account on Tuesday alongside the message '#M10'.

Having worn #10 at Real Madrid, the 29-year-old also wears the number on worldwide duty with Germany.

The former Arsenal midfielder said: "My whole family were West Ham fans, I was a West Ham fan - I still have a soft spot for them of course".

'I'm looking forward to putting it on for the first time at Arsenal after the summer break!'

The Gunners have confirmed that any supporters who have already purchased a 2018/19 shirt with Ozil old number printed on will be given replacement kit.

A large group of legends have worn the No 10 shirt in the club's history, including Dutch pair Robin van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp.

Die Mannschaft, heavy favourites, crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the group stages itself after losing two of their three games in Russian Federation as defending champions.

The Greece global is now the Gunners' third signing since the arrival of new coach Unai Emery.

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