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Arsenal drop exciting Norwich selection hint that Gunners fans will love

Arsenal appear to have dropped a hint regarding whether Takehiro Tomiyasu could start against Norwich on Saturday.

The Gunners signed the 22-year-old Japan international on transfer deadline day for a reported £16million.

After the international break, Tomiyasu met Gunners boss Mikel Arteta for the first time on Thursday.

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He also trained with his new teammates.

And on Thursday, the likes of football.london and the Evening Standard reported that the Arsenal newcomer had been granted a work permit.

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This would mean Tomiyasu is now available to start for Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League must-win game against Norwich.

Normally, a meeting between Arsenal and a newly-promoted team at the Emirates shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

But given the Gunners’ dreadful start to the season, the stakes are incredibly high for Arteta.

Arsenal have several key players back, with Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey all available for selection.

And the Gunners seem to have suggested on social media that they’ll be handing Tomiyasu his debut right away.

On Friday, Arsenal posted images of Tomiyasu in red and white, with the captions “ready in red” and “time for Tomi”.

With Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers having come in for occasional criticism at right-back, this apparent selection hint will surely have Arsenal fans excited.

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