According to speculations, Arsenal is close to signing Chelsea player Tammy Abraham ahead of the new season. Mikel Arteta wants to improve on last season’s eighth-place performance in the Premier League, therefore the Gunners are on the hunt for strengthening throughout the pitch this summer.
The north London outfit has already bought Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga from Benfica and Anderlecht, and are now looking to add a striker and a midfielder. According to The Sun, Abraham has been listed as a top prospect and could be on his way to the Emirates Stadium soon. Arsenal is in talks with Chelsea over a loan agreement.
According to the reports, Abraham will spend next season with the Gunners, who will be under obligation to purchase him for £40 million at the end of the season. Given the foregoing backdrop, we analyze the potential shirt numbers Abraham might wear at Arsenal if he joins the club this summer.
Jersey Number Ten
At Chelsea, Abraham wears the No. 9 shirt, although Alexandre Lacazette presently wears same number at the Emirates Stadium. He may opt for the closest available alternative, No 10, although it remains to be seen whether this will be taken by a creative midfielder.
Jersey Number Eleven
The No 11 shirt, which was vacated by Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard at the end of his loan stay last season, might be another option for Abraham. The No. 11 was recently occupied by Lucas Torreira, but his impending departure could open it up for Tammy Abraham if he joins.
Jersey Number Eighteen
Abraham could also choose to use the No. 18 jersey, which was originally held by Thomas Partey. This season, though, the Ghanaian midfielder will wear No 5, perhaps allowing Abraham to take over the former’s old shirt.
During his impressive loan term with Aston Villa in the 2018-19 campaign, he wore the No. 18 and scored 26 goals in all competitions to help the team reclaim Premier League status via the Championship play-offs.