Arsenal fans will love what Ian Wright has said about Takehiro Tomiyasu, and his display during Sunday's NLD
Ian Wright has labelled Arsenal star Takehiro Tomiyasu as “awesome” on his podcast, after the Japan international sparkled against Tottenham.
The Gunners continued their upward turn in momentum with a third consecutive Premier League win, a 3-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.
Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka sent the Emirates crowd into raptures. The new signings are coming good.
After three initial losses, Arsenal have since won the next three matches – and secured two wins in the Carabao Cup. Five wins from eight, then.
For all of the criticism Arsenal got initially – pressure on Mikel Arteta, Edu hammered for his signings and more – they are firing on all cylinders, now.
Wright had enormous praise for one of those signings, in Tomiyasu, after his performance for the Gunners on Sunday afternoon at The Emirates.
“Massive big up to Tomiyasu. He’s awesome, something is happening. He still hasn’t been beaten in duels,” Wright said, on Wrighty’s House.
Wright on Tomiyasu: Arsenal display will have Spurs annoyed
Tomiyasu, of course, was strongly linked with a move to Tottenham before he joined Arsenal. But the Gunners got a deal over the line.
Tottenham, instead, chose to sign Emerson Royal from Barcelona. But Nuno Espirito Santo preferred to start Japhet Tanganga on Sunday afternoon.
That, in a nutshell, is proof that Tomiyasu was the better signing. Since joining the Gunners, he has only won football matches.
As Wright says, no-one is getting past him. Defensively solid but also contributing in attack, Tomiyasu looks excellent – and is still only 22.
Edu got huge criticism for signings in the summer – £50million on Ben White, £30million on another goalkeeper. But Tomiyasu is a masterstroke.
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