Report: Tomiyasu fine in mixed zone after Arsenal win amid injury worry
Arsenal have received a boost with The Athletic noting that Takehiro Tomiyasu appeared to be walking through the mixed zone with no issues after the Gunners’ win over West Ham on Sunday.
Tomiyasu made his return to the Arsenal starting lineup at the weekend. His previous start in the Premier League came in the New Year’s Day defeat to Manchester City.
He made his return from a calf injury with a brief cameo against Manchester United. And he went on to play the large majority of the victory over West Ham.
The Japan international came off after 78 minutes at the London Stadium. Mikel Arteta insisted that he was not too concerned about him needing to be substituted. He suggested that it was due to how long he has been out for.
And there has been another encouraging update. The Athletic reports that Tomiyasu appeared to walk through the mixed zone without any sort of problem.
Takehiro Tomiyasu return a timely boost for Arsenal
Tomiyasu has been outstanding for much of his first season with the Gunners. Cedric Soares previously labelled him a ‘fantastic‘ player. And it does appear that Arsenal have produced an inspired piece of business getting him in from Bologna.
Cedric has done well at times since coming in. But it does appear that Tomiyasu’s return could be a huge boost for the Gunners.
He has taken little time to develop an understanding with the likes of Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes. And he appears to have the kind of discipline that gives Nuno Tavares the licence to get forward and try and cause problems.
Arsenal have now got their top-four push back on track. And welcoming Tomiyasu back into the fold should provide them with a further lift.
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