Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping he performs better than the last player to take that number.
Arsenal have finally revealed the number of their new signing Gabriel Paulista on their official Instagram account after signing the defender on Wednesday.
The Brazilian will wear the number 5, worn previously by the likes of the legendary Martin Keown, Steve Bould and Kolo Toure.
However, Gunners fans will certainly be hoping their new boy has a little more luck than the last player to grace that number; Thomas Vermaelen.
After a brilliant first season the Belgium flopped dramatically and despite being Arsenal captain for his last two seasons, barely played a game in central defence as Arsene Wenger didn’t trust him enough to to select him.
Though surely giving Gabriel such an iconic and key number shows the confidence the head coach has that the former Villarreal man will become a success at the Emirates Stadium.