Reminiscent of the biblical quotation, his position let another man take, players have flagged off debate over who takes over Mesut Ozil’s No 10 shirt at the Emirates.
The German world Cup winner is almost through with his transfer to Turkish side Fenerbahce after an impressive career at the Emirates that later turned nightmarish after he fell out with Coach Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette jokingly argued on Instagram about who will get the No 10 shirt with Mesut Ozil leaving the club.
Ozil, who has worn the No 10 shirt since 2018, is reportedly set to have shirt no.67 at Fenerbahce, with the midfielder telling Turkish television channel NTV that he is ‘very excited’ about the transfer.
Aubameyang, who wears No 14, and Lacazette, who has the No 9 shirt, both seemingly want to take the No 10 shirt when it becomes available ahead of next season.
Lacazette posted a picture of himself and Aubameyang pointing at each other in training along with the well-known Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme.
The French forward added the caption: ”When you both want the number 10.’
Aubameyang responded by writing: ‘They said they put it away’ before adding a series of laughing emojis. He then added: ‘all yours my bro’.
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Lacazette then told Ozil that he will take good care of his number. He wrote: ‘@M10_official It will be in good care’.
In recent seasons the No 10 shirt at Arsenal has been worn by players including Jack Wilshere, Robin van Persie, William Gallas and the legendary Dennis Bergkamp. Lacazette previously wore the No 10 shirt when he was at Lyon.
Ozil is leaving Arsenal after seven-and-a-half years, with his £350,000-a-week contract with the Gunners having been terminated.