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Arteta reveals his delight at fan favourite Arsenal star extending his stay at the club



( Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has expressed his delight following defender Takehiro Tomiyasu’s decision to extend his stay with the club until 2026. The Japanese versatile player has become a crucial figure in Arteta’s plans, impressing both on and off the field with his exceptional qualities.

“We are so pleased to have Tomi commit his future with us,” Arteta affirmed via club media, acknowledging Tomiyasu’s significance to the team. He continued, highlighting the defender’s exceptional attributes, stating, “Together with his natural ability and strength, Tomi’s attitude, mentality, and values are first-class. Tomi is loved by everyone and has been an integral part of the squad since joining us.”

Tomiyasu, who has garnered significant admiration from fans this season, has showcased consistent performances for the Gunners as they currently lead the Premier League table with 64 points from 28 league games. His versatility and defensive capabilities have made him a fan favorite and a key contributor to Arsenal’s success on the pitch.


BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal controls the ball during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Gtech Community Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arteta’s praise for Tomiyasu’s work ethic and commitment further emphasizes the defender’s value to the team. “The way he trains, with his desire and determination to be the best version of himself every day is admirable,” highlighted Arteta, underlining Tomiyasu’s dedication to continuous improvement.

As Arsenal continues their pursuit of glory in the Premier League, Tomiyasu’s contract extension solidifies his integral role within the squad and signals a bright future ahead for the talented Japanese defender under Arteta’s guidance. The Gunners will undoubtedly benefit from Tomiyasu’s skills, work ethic, and positive influence as they strive for success in the seasons to come.

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