Barcelona officially confirm new Aubameyang jersey number – And here why it’s special
Barcelona have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will wear the no.17 shirt this season. He also wore it during the pre-season games, but now it is official.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) August 9, 2022
This number is special to the Gabonese because he wore the no.17 for five seasons while at Borussia Dortmund. Now it will be his sixth season with this number.
Auba also wore no.14 for five seasons at Arsenal, but he played way more matches for BVB than for the Gunners, meaning that he was dressed in the no.17 way more often.
Last season, Pierre-Emerick played with the no.25 shirt at Barca as there were no other options available.