Last summer, in the context of coach Mikel Arteta’s plan to comprehensively upgrade the squad, Arsenal continued to go through a busy transfer period with a series of expensive contracts. In the opposite direction, there are also many names that have to pass through the door to leave the Emirates, from “gods” like Rob Holding, Granit Xhaka to bright young talents.
In fact, the number of players leaving Arsenal could have increased, if there had been no intervention from Arteta. Specifically, that is the case of Takehiro Tomiyasu, who caught Inter Milan’s sights during the summer market. However, Arteta and Director Edu Gaspar are determined to keep the Japanese star here. And it’s easy to confirm that this is a completely wise decision.
“Takehiro Tomiyasu is another player who is receiving a lot of praise for his recent performances, and although I do not currently have any information on the possibility of a contract extension anytime soon, Arsenal are pleased with his performance.”, journalist Fabrizio Romano talked to CaughtOffside.
“I can also reveal that Inter Milan wanted to sign Tomiyasu in July, but Arsenal said no; Mikel Arteta and Edu wanted to keep Tomiyasu, and that was clearly a successful decision. He is really highly regarded at the club, and is currently showing his value and versatility.”
If Tomiyasu was allowed to leave the Emirates during the summer transfer window, Arsenal would certainly have suffered a big loss in defense. Up to now, rookie Jurrien Timber has not been able to return after injury, and it is clear that Tomiyasu’s presence has helped Arteta reduce his worries in terms of personnel. Above all, the Japanese star’s versatility is also helping the Gunners a lot.
Not simply a right-back, Tomiyasu is being deployed by Arteta as both a center-back and a left-back, and no matter where he is in the defense, he always completes his tasks excellently. entrusted. Even Tomiyasu’s recent performances on the left wing have been more outstanding than Oleksandr Zinchenko’s. Recently, he was voted the best player in the epic match with Sevilla in the Champions League.
Above all, Tomiyasu is really showing the class of a top player by playing very impressively in big matches. Against Sevilla, the former Bologna star shined against Manchester City and Chelsea, bringing huge impacts to the Gunners despite only coming on the field from the bench. Overall, Tomiyasu has truly become a particularly important factor for Arsenal today, and it wouldn’t be too surprising if he was soon negotiated with a contract extension by the home team at Emirates Stadium.
Huynh Phong | 21:59 October 27, 2023