Arsenal International, Tomiyasu Back in Training, Denies Injury Concerns


Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu is telling fans he’s in good shape and ready to play. He’s training fully with the Japanese national team. Even though he missed a recent game against Myanmar, he wants everyone to know he’s not injured.

Japanese outlet Hochi News had said before that Tomiyasu was doing special training on his own. They mentioned fatigue as the reason he didn’t join the team. However, the Arsenal defender has now returned to full training, expressing confidence in his fitness and stating,

“There are no problems.”

Before the November 21st World Cup qualifier against Syria, Tomiyasu declared his readiness to play. Even though there were worries about his fitness before the Burnley match, where he played the whole game, Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta said the only problem was with Tomiyasu’s contact lens. Now that he’s back in training and has confirmed he’s fit, both Arsenal and Japan are hopeful for his upcoming games.

Takehiro Tomiyasu: Arsenal’s Extension Move

Bayern Munich wants Takehiro Tomiyasu from Arsenal for the January transfer window, continuing their interest from the summer. Sky Sports Germany’s Florian Plettenberg says a winter transfer is unlikely, but Bayern really wants the Japanese defender. Arsenal is keen on keeping Tomiyasu and giving him a new contract. Bayern Munich still wants Tomiyasu, and they might discuss a deal in the upcoming transfer window, even though they didn’t make one in the summer.

Arsenal is working to keep Tomiyasu by talking about a new contract. His current one lasts until 2025, with a chance to go until 2026. Arsenal, being smart about contracts, wants to make sure the 25-year-old stays an important player for them in the long run.

Tomiyasu played in 16 games this season, switching positions as directed by manager Mikel Arteta. Despite choosing not to join Japan’s squad because of tiredness, not injury, he wants fans to know he’s fit. He sees himself as a crucial player for both Arsenal and maybe Bayern Munich.

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