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Arteta’s Arsenal makes a decision on selling Tomiyasu in the January transfer window

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Arsenal will reportedly reject any approach from Bayern Munich for defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, as per a report by The Standard. The German giants have been linked with a January move for the Japanese international as they look to strengthen their defense. However, Arsenal has no plans to let go of Tomiyasu, as he is considered a valuable member of the squad.

Tomiyasu has been a standout performer for Arsenal this season, impressing both fans and critics alike. With 10 appearances in the Premier League, he has played a crucial role in the Gunners’ current third-place position on the league table with 27 points. His solid defensive displays have contributed to Arsenal’s improved defensive record this season.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team’s fifth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The 25-year-old defender has showcased his versatility by playing in multiple positions across the backline. Equally comfortable as a left back or right-back, Tomiyasu has adapted seamlessly to the demands of English football. His strong aerial presence, tactical awareness, and ability to read the game have made him an integral part of Arsenal’s defensive unit.

One factor that could contribute to Arsenal’s reluctance to part ways with Tomiyasu is the injury to fellow defender Jurrien Timber. With Timber still sidelined, the Gunners would be left thin in terms of defensive options if they were to let Tomiyasu go in the midst of the season. The Japanese star’s consistent performances have provided stability at the back, and selling him would leave Arsenal vulnerable.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Moreover, Tomiyasu’s potential is yet to be fully realized. At just 25 years old, he has already displayed immense promise and room for growth. Given his age and impressive performances so far, Arsenal sees him as a long-term investment. They believe that he can continue to develop and become an even more influential figure in their defensive setup.

Bayern Munich’s interest in Tomiyasu comes as no surprise, considering his rise to prominence in the Premier League. The German giants are known for their astute transfer dealings, often targeting talented young players from across Europe. However, Arsenal’s firm stance on rejecting any approach from Bayern demonstrates their determination to hold on to their prized asset.

Tomiyasu’s presence not only adds depth to Arsenal’s defensive options but also provides healthy competition within the squad. His performances have pushed other players to raise their game, resulting in improved overall defensive performances for the Gunners. Manager Mikel Arteta values the Japanese international’s contributions and sees him as an essential part of the team’s future success.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s fifth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 28, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

In conclusion, Arsenal is set to reject any approach from Bayern Munich for defender Takehiro Tomiyasu. The Japanese international has been impressive for the Gunners this season, making 10 appearances in the Premier League and helping the team secure a third-place position. With Jurrien Timber still injured, Arsenal cannot afford to let go of Tomiyasu in the midst of the season. Additionally, his potential and consistent performances make him a valuable long-term investment for the club. Arsenal’s determination to retain Tomiyasu showcases their belief in his abilities and his importance to the squad’s success.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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