Arsenal striker Takuma Asano scores in 2-0 Japan win (Video)

Takuma Asano AKA "The Jaguar" celebrating
Takuma Asano AKA “The Jaguar” celebrating

Asano on the scoresheet as Japan beat Thailand 2-0

Signed by Arsenal this summer, 21-year-old Japanese striker Takuma Asano today scored his second international goal to secure a 2-0 win over Thailand in their World Cup qualifier.

Not given a work permit to play in England, young Takuma Asano was recently sent on a season long-loan to Bundesliga club Stuttgart.

He scored twice for Japan at this summer’s Olympics in Brazil.

Asano’s shows goalscoring instincts

Leading 1-0 in the 75th minute, Takuma Asano showed bravery to take advantage of some questionable defending before firing a shot with his laces which squirmed through the Thai keeper.

He may not be the proven European goalscorer all Arsenal fans were dreaming of this summer but Asano certainly seems a player worth keeping your eye on.

Watch his goal below.


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