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Tammy Abraham can get dream Arsenal shirt number if he seals £67m summer transfer from Roma

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be keen to sign at least one striker this summer after failing to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, following his January departure to Barcelona. Alexandre Lacazette has also announced his departure from the club, following the expiration of his contract, while Eddie Nketiah is in the same boat, although the player and club are in discussions over an extension.

Even if Nketiah does stay, another centre-forward option will be needed. A host of strikers have been linked with a summer switch to Emirates Stadium, one such name is Roma star Tammy Abraham.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a sensational first season at the Stadio Olimpico, scoring 27 goals in 53 appearances to help Jose Mourinho’s side finish sixth in Serie A and win the inaugural Europa Conference League. His prolific form has reportedly led to Roma slapping a £67million price tag on the former Chelsea star.

Abraham currently wears the No. 9 shirt, a jersey that is now available at Arsenal thanks to Lacazette’s departure. The England striker spoke of his pride at being given the famous number when he was unveiled at Roma, telling the club’s official website: “It’s a massive honour to be the No. 9 at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.”

The number is synonymous with Abraham as he also wore it whilst he was coming up through the ranks at Chelsea and during a loan spell with Bristol City in the 2016/17 season. The England star was finally granted an opportunity at Stamford Bridge during Frank Lampard’s tenure, and donned the number for the first team during a pre-season friendly win over Barcelona in 2019.

After the match he confirmed that he was ready to accept the pressure of wearing the number at a club the size of Chelsea. He said: “I spoke to the manager and he asked me if I am ready to take the number nine. I said I am ready. I’m glad he offered it to me. I’ve heard all the rubbish about the number nine, but I’m here to play my game and do my best.”

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