Arsenal face big decision after two players ask for Mesut Ozil’s No.10 shirt

Two Arsenal stars have requested Mesut Ozil's old No.10 kit with the club facing a big decision next season.

The German playmaker was the last man at the Emirates to don the number but he left in January.

Fenerbahce snapped the 32-year-old up on a free transfer where he has made nine appearances in all competitions.

It has left the No.10 vacant and a number of players have asked to take on the ex-Real Madrid star's shirt.

According to ESPN, Alexandre Lacazette has demanded that he be given the number despite currently occupying the No.9 kit – a shirt predominantly worn by the main striker.

However, the Frenchman is said to prefer the No.10, the same kit he wore at Lyon in his final four seasons at the club where he caught the eye of Arsenal.

The other looking to land the kit is club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, despite being on record saying that he prefers to be the No.14.

A handful of players at Arsenal are also in the running, including Willian – who currently dons the No.22.

The Brazilian was No.10 at Chelsea in his final year but it remains to be seen whether the forward will be at Arsenal next season.

Reports have indicated that the 32-year-old could depart after being dropped to the bench by Arteta this campaign after a loss of form.

But ESPN state that the Gunners could most likely offer the No.10 to Emile Smith Rowe – who is locked in contract talks with Arsenal.

As a sweetener to the deal, club chiefs are prepared to hand the 20-year-old Ozil's old number in a bid to convince him to stay at the Emirates.

The youngster is already keen on staying in north London but occupying such a prestigious kit would only further persuade him that his long-term future lies with his boyhood club.

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