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Arsenal star sends message of intent to Mikel Arteta after committing future to the club

Arsenal star has noted that he is no longer considered as a young player and wants to win trophies with the club

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Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has expressed his joy at signing a new contract, outlining his ambitions to bring home trophies for the team. 

The 25-year-old Japanese defender has committed to Arsenal until 2026, with the possibility of extending for an additional year, highlighting his dedication to achieving success alongside his teammates and the club’s supporters.

Tomiyasu, speaking about his contract extension, emphasised his desire to make a significant impact at Arsenal, stating, “I want to achieve something. I want to win something with my teammates, with the supporters.” 

Reflecting on his age and the youthful talent within the Arsenal ranks, Tomiyasu underscored his commitment to contributing to the team’s success despite not being among the youngest players anymore.

“To be honest, I’m not young anymore. If you’re playing at Arsenal, we’ve got a lot of young players. I’m getting older, but, as I said, I want to achieve something in Arsenal and with our supporters.”

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Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu

Takehiro Tomiyasu has signed his new contract (Image credit: Getty Images)

Expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to play for Arsenal, Tomiyasu described it as a dream come true, citing the club’s stature and the unique connection between players and supporters as factors that make his experience special. 

“I’m so happy to extend my contract because Arsenal is one of the best clubs in the world. And it’s a dream to play for this club, so I’m happy.”

He acknowledged the club’s progress, particularly in returning to European competitions, and expressed his determination to repay the faith shown in him by dedicating himself to Arsenal’s cause.

Despite facing challenges due to a calf injury that disrupted his season, Tomiyasu remains optimistic about his future contributions. He highlighted his ongoing learning process under Mikel Arteta and his teammates, expressing a desire to continuously improve as both a player and a person.

Tomiyasu’s contract extension adds to Arsenal’s recent trend of securing key players, with names like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and William Saliba committing their futures to the club.

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