3, 12, 23 and 28 were the Invincible shirt numbers for our first choice defence! Lots of exits next season, so the numbers will undergo a real revamp. If Partey can stay fit and play in beast mode, I'd love to see him wear the number 4. It's time for that shirt to be respected again. Saliba can have Kolo's number 28 (4 x 7. Arteta loves fancy numbering I'm sure.I really want to believe this as well. Saliba will still only be 21 at the start of next season which is still a baby in CB years... In theory he'd be ideal coming back into a more settled squad as an option to displace Mari.
I dunno though... White taking his squad number was pretty brutal and he literally hasn't kicked a ball for us yet competitively. It all points to a falling out behind the scenes unfortunately. Think Tomiyasu will get minutes at CB now as well.