Takehiro Tomiyasu has been marked his Arsenal’s debut with eye-catching performances after showcased good composed, efficient going forward and solid defensively in Gunners 1-0 win over Norwich at Emirates on Saturday evening.
The Japan international, who start train alongside his new team-mates on Thursday, handed his first appearances in Arsenal shirt on Saturday and he showcased series of impressive display in front of Arsenal fans at Emirates.
The 22-year-old, who who comfortable at right-back or in central defence, defended with assurance and confidence, as he was able to use the touchline as a guide against Norwich.
Whenever the likes of Christos Tzolis cut inside onto his favoured right foot, Tomiyasu shepherded him inside and Ben White came to meet him.
The Japanese defender also had to have eyes in the back of his head, as the marauding Williams was also flanking behind the winger.
Williams’ speed and crossing is a constant danger, but the Arsenal defence were able to stifle the United loanee.
Tomiyasu also offered a perspective of his attacking capabilities just before the first half came to an end.
He is a relatively unknown prospect having only played for Bologna, so his volley which was only just about tipped over the crossbar by Tim Krul caught everybody by surprise.
After the matches, the Japanese defender took his Instagram account to send lovely message to Arsenal fans across the continent after made his debut.
Tomiyasu wrote: ‘It was a special day for me. I was happy to play front of amazing Arsenal supporters in emirates stadium.
Thank you for your big support. I’ll keep on working to be better!!!’
Tomiyasu on debut:
62 Minutes played
70% Pass accuracy
1/1 Accurate crosses
2/2 Long balls
3/5 Ground duels won
7/8 Aerial duels won
1 Shot off target