The Club has updated its first-team squad numbers ahead of Saturday’s match against Sunderland, and in line with the Premier League’s deadline for submission of squad numbers for the opening match of the season.

Among the changes, Jack Wilshere has now taken the number 10 shirt, from previously wearing number 19.

The Club can also confirm the shirt numbers for the three new signings. Lukas Podolski will be wearing the number 9 shirt, with Santi Cazorla taking number 19, using ‘S.Cazorla’ on his back. Olivier Giroud had already been confirmed as wearing the number 12 jersey.

Ju Young Park now moves to number 30, which is in addition to the previous confirmed moves of Wojciech Szczesny, who now wears the number 1 shirt from 13, and Francis Coquelin who has moved to 22 from 39.

The Club is pleased to advise that it will replace any 2012/13 replica kit, including ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’, which was purchased from any official Arsenal club outlet or

Proof of purchase will be required at time of exchange, which clearly identifies ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’ personalisation on the receipt. All returned ‘Wilshere 19’ or ‘Park 9’ items will be replaced with similar kit. All returned kit will be distributed to worthy causes via the Arsenal Foundation.

This offer will be extended for a two-month period from 17/08/2012 to 17/10/2012. Redemption can be made either through coming into any official Arsenal club outlet or returning it to Arsenal Returns Department, Anchor Works, Holme Lane, Bradford. BD4 6NA (with proof of purchase and return address).

First-team squad as follows:

1          SZCZESNY
2          DIABY
3          SAGNA
4          MERTESACKER
5          VERMAELEN
6          KOSCIELNY
7          ROSICKY
8          ARTETA
9          PODOLSKI
10         WILSHERE
11         SANTOS
12         GIROUD
14         WALCOTT
16         RAMSEY
17         SONG
18         SQUILLACI
19         S.CAZORLA
20         DJOUROU
21         FABIANSKI
22         COQUELIN
23         ARSHAVIN
24         MANNONE
25         JENKINSON
26         FRIMPONG
27         GERVINHO
28         GIBBS
29         CHAMAKH
30         PARK 
52         BENDTNER

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17 Aug 2012