After struggling to acclimate to the top flight while with Swansea in the No. 61 shirt, McBurnie found his footing in the Championship before joining Sheffield United. Zamora usually opted for No. 25, but he had to flip the digits when he found Hogan Ephraim was wearing his preferred shirt at QPR. The pressure that once came with making the correct signing has found an unlikely escalating factor in the “announcement” of said signing. Fenerbahce are under increasing pressure to meet financial fair play regulations and made it clear throughout the negotiation process that they would be unable to pay any significant transfer fee to Arsenal. Even if they wanted to they could not, Premier League regulations would not allow them to simply reproduce the bruised banana due to a requirement for significant contrasting between all three kits. At Hukkas Gusagang, games involving Turkey draw a raucous crowd, but during Germany games, even during the 2014 World Cup, the crowd is only mildly more intense than any regular game.
Depending on Dejan Lovren’s future, Alexander-Arnold he could even just trim one of the sixes off his back. Owner of the most assists in league history (162) and most seasons with at least one appearance (22), former United winger Giggs also boasts a record 13 Premier League winners’ medals. The centerpiece of an elegant era of Arsenal football, Henry was among the world’s best during a spell in the early naughts that saw the Frenchman lead the league in both goals and assists. And in many respects, while he wasn’t the hub or heart of the team, perhaps he best epitomised the lack of it in our team. Defoe quickly justified the hype when he broke into West Ham’s first team, notching double figures in his first full Premier League season. Cech first wore the number following his move from Chelsea but he switched to No.1 ahead of last season.
Australian center-forward Viduka wore No. 36 for Newcastle and Middlesbrough, and with the latter, the former Leeds luminary helped steer the club toward the 2006 UEFA Cup final. After starring at Liverpool while donning No. 9, the striker spent two seasons at pre-implosion Leeds. Before Gerrard became a Liverpool icon, he wore No. 28 whilst breaking into the team as Jamie Redknapp’s deputy. Liverpool star-to-be Jones is wearing this digit this season. Preston North End winger Sinclair wore No. 48 for his debut season at Chelsea in 2006-07, where he did virtually nothing before six successive loan spells and a permanent sale to Swansea City. A player is in contention once they’ve worn a number for at least one minute of Premier League football; Phil Foden used to be No. 80 for Manchester City, but only wore that shirt in cup matches, for example. Silva has been key in transforming the fortunes of Manchester City.