One of Arsenal’s new signings, 19-year-old winger Marquinhos, seems to have finally been given his squad number ahead of the new season.

Marquinhos in training wearing the number 27 on his shirt and shorts via Arsenal
Marquinhos via Arsenal

Three weeks ago, Arsenal announced the signing of Sao Paulo’s right-winger, the left-footed Marquinhos.

While details of the deal to bring him to London were made known, we were still waiting for find out what squad number he would get.

There are surprisingly few numbers available in the first 25 at Arsenal, so it’s perhaps no surprise to see him take the 27, a shirt last worn by Konstantinos Mavropanos and Serge Gnabry before him.

Marquinhos was joining in with Arsenal training for the first time when he was snapped wearing the 27.

A few other players were also spotted, one of whom will come as a relief to many.