Arsenal fans have been left impressed with Takehiro Tomiyasu’s performance as Japan beat China 1-0 on Tuesday. The 22-yr-previous was signed from Italian outfit Bologna on deadline day after the Gunners offloaded Spanish full-again Hector Bellerin to Real Betis on a season-lengthy mortgage. The Japanese defender was Arsenal’s sixth signing of the summer season, with Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Martin Odegaard the opposite additions made by technical director Edu. One of the explanations Tomiyasu was signed was as a result of of his versatility – he can comfortably function as each a proper-again and as a central defender, given his uncommon mix of spectacular pace and aerial prowess, registering a whopping 3.51 profitable aerial duels per 90 minutes final season, significantly greater than some other present Arsenal defender managed final time period.
And his capability within the air was once more on show on Tuesday throughout Japan’s 1-0 victory over China because the Gunners’ devoted flocked to social media to reward their new signing. Here is how a choose few reacted to his performance on Twitter.
@AFC_arif : “Tomiyasu may be the second coming of Cafu una.” @aran_khalas : “Currently watching Japan Vs China and I’ve by no means seen a participant so comfy on the ball like Tomiyasu. So good. Weak foot, sturdy foot. He’s additionally nice within the air and has wonderful studying of the sport. Top 3 defenders in world soccer.” @ABTNews_AFC : “Takehiro Tomiyasu is a few participant.” @sidramatics : “Saw a bit of Tomiyasu at the moment for Japan…2 footed, composed, doesn’t maintain on to the ball for lengthy.” @EduardoHagn : “Tomiyasu wins each header. Impressive.” Tomiyasu will hope to make his Arsenal debut this weekend as Mikel Arteta’s males host newly-promoted Norwich City on Saturday afternoon. It is a should-win for each side, contemplating they’ve each misplaced all of their opening three Premier League fixtures.