Takehiro Tomiyasu signs new long-term Arsenal contract | Football

Takehiro Tomiyasu is set to stay at Arsenal (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu says it’s a ‘dream come true’ to commit his long-term future to the club.

The Japan international has signed a two-year contract extension, with the option of a further year.

Should Arsenal trigger a further 12 months, that will take Tomiyasu’s contract to 2027 and it’ll mean he spends his peak years with the Gunners.

The defender joined Arsenal from Bologna in 2021 and he’s become a firm favourite with supporters for his full-hearted displays.

Though Tomiyasu has struggled with injury this term, Mikel Arteta has been adamant that Tomiyasu is part of his plans.

And the defender says it’s a dream to commit his future to the Gunners.

‘I’m so happy to extend my contract because Arsenal is one of the best clubs in the world,’ said Tomiyasu.

‘It’s a dream to play for this club, I’m so happy.’

Takehiro Tomiyasu signs new Arsenal deal

Tomiyasu joined Arsenal in 2021 (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arteta was similarly pleased that the Japanese defender has decided to remain in north London.

‘Together with his natural ability and strength, Tomi’s attitude, mentality, and values are first class,’ said Arteta.

‘Tomi is loved by everyone and has been an integral part of the squad since joining us.

‘The way he trains, with his desire and determination to be the best version of himself every day, is admirable.

‘We look forward to continue working with Tomi in the future years.’

Tomiyasu’s contract extension comes just a week after Arsenal tied Ben White down to a new long-term deal.

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