'Couldn't believe my ears': Some Arsenal fans discuss what Sky Sports asked Arteta earlier
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react after Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol asked Mikel Arteta about Takehiro Tomiyasu.
What’s the story?
Well, Arsenal fans think Solhekol was a bit cheeky earlier.
Back in the summer, the Sky Sports reporter claimed on live TV that Tomiyasu wasn’t really a right-back or a centre-back.
Solhekol added that he had also been offered to most clubs in the Premier League, in comments that did the 22-year-old a bit of a disservice.
Context: https://t.co/bsK6sjepzV— evan 》 (@afcevan) September 24, 2021
Now, the Sky Sports reporter is said to have asked Arteta about how well Tomiyasu has started life in the Premier League.
Clearly, some Arsenal fans feel he doesn’t have a right to jump on the bandwagon after somewhat tarnishing the defender’s reputation.
Arsenal have a gem in Takehiro Tomiyasu
For just £16m, Arsenal may have found a gem in Tomiyasu.
At 22, he could quite easily be a part of Arsenal’s backline for the next decade, barring a move away or any injury problems.
In this day and age, value like that is hard to find.
Additionally, he can also play at right-back or centre-back, so it gives Arteta some welcome flexibility in how he organises his defence.
Comments like Solhekol’s – on live TV – won’t have helped Tomiyasu one bit, as he came to a new country at a fairly young age.
Nevertheless, it seems like he has blocked everything out and focused on his football – it’s certainly showing in his excellent performances.
For now, let’s see what the Arsenal fans on Twitter have been saying about the situation…
Almost couldn't believe my ears but yes Kaveh from Sky just asked Mikel about how impressive Tomiyasu has been. The absolute cheek of it. How I would've loved Mikel to call him out on that.— evan 》 (@afcevan) September 24, 2021
If Arteta had said, “very impressive considering you didn’t even think he was a right-back”, I would have gotten a kit with his name on the back 😂— Aaron Shamsdale (@dopegooner) September 24, 2021
Sky are awful. https://t.co/el1tZx3EPZ— Curran (@CurranBoP) September 24, 2021
💀💀 he has no shame https://t.co/U5PhgYHtAF— J🤡 (@Jakob_781) September 24, 2021
What a clown 🤡🤡 https://t.co/DflFH7Qv4e— Nicola Martinetti (@NickMar11) September 24, 2021