The squad numbers for the Tokyo Olympics have been confirmed, with the event kicking off in just over a fortnight now.
The Olympics gets underway on July 22nd, so the various countries involved have put together their squad lists for the event, including assigning squad numbers to their players.
Arsenal have had quite a rollercoaster with call-ups, with only William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes initially being chosen. Then Saliba pulled out, Gabriel picked up an injury, and Gabriel Martinelli was called back – having been excluded at first.
Dani Ceballos is also involved, though his loan deal with Arsenal is now up.
The squad list confirms that Saliba won’t be playing a part in the games, as his name has been removed.
Gabriel Magalhaes has been assigned the number 4 for Brazil, but he’s likely to be replaced after pulling out of the squad, whilst Martinelli has the number 21. Ceballos has 10 for Spain.
Martinelli’s number suggests he’s on the fringes of the Brazil squad, which is no real surprise given he wasn’t even called up at first.
He can look to Bukayo Saka for inspiration after the young Arsenal winger took the number 25 in England’s 26-man squad and is now set to start a European Championship semi-final.