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Arsenal transfer: Gunners fans react as links emerge with Tottenham target

Arsenal are now considering rivalling Tottenham for Japanese central defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Bologna defender can leave for around £17 million, plus add-ons and now the Gunners are keen.

Spurs have believed for some time that they have won the race to land the 22-year-old, with Nuno Espirito Santo keen to land the player.

Tomiyasu plays a lot of his football as a central defender. Arsenal, however, might be fascinated by the fact that he can also play at right-back.

Arsenal are eyeing a move for Tomiyasu; Photo; Mario Carlini; Iguana Press; Getty Images)

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The Gunners will be in the market for some new players this summer. They finished eighth last season and won’t have European football on their agenda during 2021/22.

Mikel Arteta needs to progress next season. Another season of mediocrity won’t be welcomed and they must kick back up the Premier League.

Tomiyasu has had some pretty high-profile interest. Juventus and Inter have both been credited with monitoring the defender.

Arsenal are set to sign Ben White from Brighton once his participation in Euro 2020 is over. He will bolster the club’s central defensive ranks considerably.

Another defender will be sought though. Hector Bellerin is set to leave the club and as a result, a new right-back will be required.

Arsenal do have Cedric and Callum Chambers. It would seem, however, that the consensus suggests Tomiyasu would be an upgrade.

Arsenal supporters would welcome Tomiyasu

The youngster has bags of potential and he already has lots of Serie A experience to his name. There could be some settling in period in the Premier League but he does look to be a top talent.

Tomiyasu is now wanted by Arsenal, despite being targeted by Tottenham; Photo; MB Media; Getty Images

Bologna have a proud history when it comes to producing talented youngsters. As a result, Tomiyasu looks like being the next to earn them a tidy sum.

Arsenal fans seem convinced with this link. Some are seemingly never happy despite the rumour, but this one has got them talking.

They seem keen and here is what the fan base had to say regarding the Tomiyasu links.

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