Advertiser Disclosure

Takehiro Tomiyasu explains why he couldn’t say no to Arsenal

Takehiro Tomiyasu explains why he couldn’t say no to Arsenal

Takehiro Tomiyasu has recently spoken out about joining Arsenal over the summer.

Tomiyasu impressing with Arsenal

Arsenal would have a fairly active 2021 summer transfer window.

The Gunners brought in six senior players, all under the age of 24, as they look to rejuvenate their squad.

A number of said signings have impressed already, including Aaron Ramsdale, who has now seemingly usurped Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s no.1 for the time being.

One player who has seemingly proven the bargain of the summer for the north Londoners, though, is Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Tomiyasu was signed from Serie A outfit Bologna for a fee reported to be around £16.7m.

‘For me Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world’

Despite still only being 22 and fairly inexperienced in Europe, Tomiyasu has slotted seamlessly into Arsenal’s back-four.

The Japanese star has featured in Arsenal’s last three league ties, in which the Gunners have conceded just one goal.

Tomiyasu would earn praise from both Mikel Arteta and Arsenal legend Ian Wright following his debut.

And now, the defender has explained why he couldn’t say no to an Arsenal switch, stating that they are one of the biggest clubs in the world and there is no reason at all to say no to them:

“For me Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world, so there is no reason at all to say no to them. It’s as simple as that – when I had the offer, I just wanted to be part of Arsenal.

“I wanted to play at a higher level, so I am so grateful to be given this chance by Arsenal. I just could not believe it when I found out.

“I was very excited as soon as I knew. I didn’t need to call anyone or speak to anyone for advice. It was an easy choice for me, because, well because it’s Arsenal. 

“I didn’t even have time to speak to the manager before signing the contract, and I didn’t need to. I wanted to come.”

Quotes via Goal.

Read more:

Willian outlines key reason that he left Arsenal in the summer

How long Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka will be absent for revealed


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

Arsenal betting odds, next game:

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Full time result
Arsenal
8/13
Draw
29/10
Crystal Palace
19/4
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Result/Both teams score Yes No
Arsenal 13/5 7/4
Crystal Palace 9/1
Draw 4/1 10/1
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Correct Score
Arsenal
Crystal Palace
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang15/8 15/8 20/21
Eddie Nketiah11/4 11/4 8/5
Alexandre Lacazette3/1 3/1 7/4
Folarin Balogun3/1 3/1 7/4
Gabriel Martinelli3/1 3/1 7/4

Arsenal's latest videos

Gabriel's banger!! | Behind the scenes at Arsenal training centre | Inside Training
Gabriel's banger!! | Behind the scenes at Arsenal training centre | Inside Training
The boys are hard at work at London Colney ahead of our Premier League…
2021-10-15T12:31:14Z
HIGHLIGHTS | Norwich vs Arsenal (0-3) | U18 | Edwards with a hat-trick!
HIGHLIGHTS | Norwich vs Arsenal (0-3) | U18 | Edwards with a hat-trick!
Khayon Edwards scored a superb hat-trick as we beat Norwich on the road to…
2021-10-13T10:38:26Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3