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Henrikh Mkhitaryan will wear number 77 in the Europa League due to a rule preventing him from wearing the number seven shirt he was handed after replacing Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal, the club said in a Twitter post.
UEFA’s rules forbid two players from wearing the same shirt number in European competition during a single season.
Article 52 Section 02 of UEFA’s rulebook states: “No number may be used by more than one player on a team and no player may use more than one number in the course of a season.”
Aubameyang will wear the number 14 shirt previously worn by Theo Walcott who completed a move to Everton this Winter.
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