Takehiro Tomiyasu ‘unsatisfied’ with Arsenal’s current role

Arsenal right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu has admitted he is “unhappy” with his situation in north London, after failing to start a Premier League game this season.

Arsenal right back Takehiro Tomiyasu He admitted that he was “unsatisfied” after falling out of the standings at the Emirates Stadium.

The 23-year-old immediately cemented his place Mikel ArtetaThe first eleventh after arriving from Bologna last year, which saw Hector Bellerin Completion of a loan transfer to Real Betis.

Tomiyasu – who was also thought to be on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar – has earned praise for his outstanding performances in the Gunners’ defense, but injuries are starting to bother him.

The Japan international first suffered a calf problem against Leeds United in December, which saw him miss a total of 12 Premier League games due to various setbacks.

Tomiasso then went off with a hamstring injury in the 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the penultimate game of the season, and was unprepared to face Crystal Palace on the opening day of the 2022-23 season either.

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with William Saliba Now he is establishing himself as a key player in the Gunners team, Ben White He was converted to the right-back, forcing Tomiyasu to accept a marginal role.

Arsenal’s new defensive formula has worked wonders in the early stages of the season, with Arteta’s side racking up six wins from seven to top the Premier League table.

Speaking to reporters before the friendly matches between Japan, the United States and Ecuador, Tomiasso insisted he would not be satisfied with his success, saying: “The demand in this league is very high and I am not satisfied.

“When you look at the players who have been selected as starting players in the Premier League matches, you will understand what is required to be there. I will work hard to regain my position.”

White has started all six of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season, with Tomiasso only earning 71 minutes as a substitute after working hard to boost his fitness.

Takehiro Tomiyasu at the Arsenal match in October 2021© Reuters

The former Bologna player played his full 90 against FC Zurich in the Europa League on 8 September, and has scored one assist in 29 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.

Tomiyasu did not lose his place in the Japan squad despite his short playing time, but White was overlooked for a place in the Gareth SouthgateEngland prepares for Nations League matches in September with Italy and Germany.

Arteta was left confused by White’s omission, telling reporters: “I think you have multi-skilled players to play at the level that Ben can, in both positions, in my opinion is something any coach would want.

“That’s the decision of Gareth and his coaching staff, but whenever Ben gets the call he will be ready. Gareth picks the best team at the moment, that doesn’t mean that will be the case in November.

“Everything we can do helps Ben we try to do, and I think Ben gives a lot of reasons to be chosen. That’s all we can do.”

Arsenal will be looking to open up a four-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur in the table when they return to domestic action with the North London derby against their arch-rivals in the Emirates on October 1.
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