The Japanese star has made a huge impact since joining from Bologna for the Gunners in the summer. And has become the new favorite of the fans in North London quickly
4 games, 3 wins, 1 draw, only one goal conceded.
As soon as he arrived at Arsenal, Takehiro Tomiyasu couldn’t have imagined that he would start so well.
The Japanese defender has made a big impression in his first few weeks at the club. And has gag to those who call him nothing more than a last-minute panicked purchase.
When he arrived at Arsenal, the cannons were stuck at the bottom of the table. With 9 goals conceded from the first 3 games in the Premier League
Just less than a month now They moved mid-table and picked up nine points from Norwich, Burnley and Spurs, until the latest draw with Brighton. With three of them keeping three clean sheets.
It was a stunning turning point from Mikel Arteta’s squad and the Spaniard’s new right-back is central to that.
Tomiyasu has been in outstanding form in all four of his first four games for the Gunners, with Gunners fans voting the 22-year-old man of the match in their victory over the North London derby. too
No player has dribbled past Tomiyasu in his first four Premier League games. While he has won 14 of 16 aerial duels, 10 clears, 3 tackles, 2 interceptions and has a 76 per cent success rate against opponents.
It should come as no surprise that he won Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for September.
The immediate impact in North London may surprise many. But that’s not with Andre Pinto, the sporting director of Saint-Truiden The Belgian League club that first brought Tominatsu to Europe in 2018.
“What’s incredible about Tomi is that he won’t accept anything that is not successful,” Pinto said.
“He wasn’t lucky. Nothing for Tomi comes with luck. He is a very diligent player.”
“You find a lot of hardworking players, but Tomi has a little bit of the same mentality as Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of commitment, hard work and limiting healthy eating.”
“He’s the type of player who is never satisfied with anything. He will continue to work hard to improve himself.”
Tomiyasu’s determination to become a professional player was born at an early age.
When he stepped up as a rising star for hometown team Avispa Fukuoka, he already knew the path he wanted to take. His ambition has always been to reach the Premier League stage.