Bielik and Wellington amongst Arsenal youngsters allocated squad numbers

The vast majority of Arsenal’s young professionals have been assigned first-team squad numbers for the new campaign.

Gedion Zelalem retains the number 35 shirt, whilst Krystian Bielik moves to number 37. There are also lower numbers for Kristopher Da Graca, Kaylen Hinds, Chiori Johnson, Hugo Keto, Stephy Mavididi, Stefan O’Connor, Tyrell Robinson and Ben Sheaf, who all signed professional terms in the past twelve months.

Wellington has also been assigned a number, 58, despite being linked with a loan move away from the club, whilst Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who will spend the entire campaign at Ipswich Town, is currently without a squad number. Recent recruit Ismael Bennacer is also without a number.

There are some unassigned numbers. Bennacer could take the number 36 shirt soon, whilst number 40 is vacant following George Dobson’s departure to West Ham United.

As far as the first-team is concerned, shirt numbers 9, 29, 30 and 31 are currently vacant.

Arsenal squad numbers 2015/16

  1. Wojciech Szczesny
  2. Mathieu Debuchy
  3. Kieran Gibbs
  4. Per Mertesacker
  5. Gabriel
  6. Laurent Koscielny
  7. Tomas Rosicky
  8. Mikel Arteta
  9. Jack Wilshere
  10. Mesut Ozil
  11. Olivier Giroud
  12. David Ospina
  13. Theo Walcott
  14. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  15. Aaron Ramsey
  16. Alexis Sanchez
  17. Nacho Monreal
  18. Santi Cazorla
  19. Mathieu Flamini
  20. Calum Chambers
  21. Yaya Sanogo
  22. Danny Welbeck
  23. Hector Bellerin
  24. Carl Jenkinson
  25. Emiliano Martinez
  26. Serge Gnabry
  27. Joel Campbell
  28. Chuba Akpom
  29. Petr Cech
  30. Francis Coquelin
  31. Gedion Zelalem
  32. Krystian Bielik
  33. Dan Crowley
  34. Kristopher Da Graca
  35. Isaac Hayden
  36. Kaylen Hinds
  37. Ryan Huddart
  38. Deyan Iliev
  39. Alex Iwobi
  40. Chiori Johnson
  41. Glen Kamara
  42. Hugo Keto
  43. Matt Macey
  44. Stephy Mavididi
  45. Tafari Moore
  46. Stefan O’Connor
  47. Julio Pleguezuelo
  48. Jeff Reine-Adelaide
  49. Tyrell Robinson
  50. Ben Sheaf
  51. Jon Toral
  52. Wellington
  53. Chris Willock

Unassigned- Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Ismael Bennacer.

Players in green are out on loan


  1. i think a couple more vacancies might appear before long…without being disrespectful losing 7 and 20 wouldn’t be terribly sad…i don’t think either of them would mind either

  2. I know it doesn’t really matter, but no number for maitland-niles is strange, considering all the other pros have numbers. Any thoughts? Also surprised that having had lower numbers last year the 2nd years are left out too?

    Incidentally JB, where did you find these listed?

    1. Hes a season long loan. Whats the point of giving a number just for the sake of it? Its not like it says in the contract you need a number in Arsenal to be loved.

      1. I was actually asking Jb.

        All the others are season long loans too, just asking what is the difference.

        Perhaps you might know then, Jom?

      2. I think it’s because Maitland-Niles went out on loan very early before the squad numbers were even decided.

        On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Jeorge Bird's Arsenal Youth wrote:


      3. Yeah I thought that jeorge, but then bielik moving to 37 to make room probably for Bennacer to take 36 must have been a real.late decision. Unless that also had been known for ages.

        Still it doesn’t really matter. Let’s just get those spaces filled in the 25 man squad and start getting some wins!!!!

  3. Thank you Jeorge. This answered my earlier queries.

    Am I right to observe that this season has the lowest numbers of registered professionals with the Club? Excluding of course those scholars in the 2nd and 1st years.

    1. It wasn’t too long ago that we only had 38 professionals, I will look up what year that was. So no its not the lowest, but is a few lower than recently, especially if you take the season long loanees out, which is all bar crowley, I think?

  4. Could it be no. 37 is reserved for Bennacer (pending administrative clearance) and no. 40 for Donovan (he will turn 17 only next January)?

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