Arsene Wenger, the man with the record of managing the most Premier League matches in history during his long stint at Arsenal, has gone.
Other teams, most recently Manchester United, have suffered a downturn after a long-serving Manager departed. No doubt the Arsenal FC Board have taken this into account and have already supported player purchases for incoming Manager Unai Emery, although this young Spaniard does have a pedigree of winning. He has already accumulated an impressive eight trophies in his thirteen year coaching career. Certainly, he had a wealth of talent at his disposal when he won the French Ligue with PSG, and prior to that his three Europa League wins with Sevilla, so his building a team to suit his style could see several changes at the London based club.
With the focus on the World Cup and most of the best players in the world, I realised there are some iconic football numbers, both at international and club level. Numbers with a history and tradition that mean something. The most obvious one of course is the Brazil number 10 shirt.