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Arsenal in talks with Takehiro Tomiyasu over contract extension despite outside interest

Arsenal are reportedly engaged in discussions with their Japanese fullback Takehiro Tomiyasu, in regard to a contract extension.

The Japanese international, who joined Arsenal from Serie A’s Bologna in 2021, has faced several injuries but has become a fan favorite at the Emirates due to his impressive performances.

According to The Athletic, the 25-year-old and the Gunners are likely to come to terms on a new deal soon. While his existing contract runs until 2025, Arsenal holds an option to extend it for an additional 12 months.

Signing a new contract for Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has accumulated 71 appearances for the club, would mark the culmination of a successful year for Arsenal, during which key players extended their stay.

In February, Gabriel Martinelli committed to a new deal until 2027, followed by Bukayo Saka in May, and Martin Odegaard, who signed until 2028 in September. Retaining top talent, along with strengthening the squad, is considered crucial for Arsenal’s aspirations to compete for trophies once again.

In early November, Takehiro Tomiyasu was named Arsenal’s monthly MVP for October through fan voting, marking his second award since September 2021. Arsenal is set to resume Premier League action on Saturday, hosting Wolves, with the aim of preserving their position at the top of the table.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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