Arsenal boss confirms debutant a doubt for Norwich clash

Takehiro Tomiyasu is yet to acquire a work permit, and Arsenal are racing against the clock to register him in time to feature against Norwich on Saturday.

The Gunners will be looking to kickstart their season after consecutive losses in their opening three league outings thus far, and should have a favourable opportunity to do just that as we take on the Canaries, who have also failed to pick up a single point thus far.

We may well have to do so without the former Bologna defender however, with just a few hours remaining to sign him up in time to feature, with the club claimed to be ‘working hard’ to get this done.

“We need a work permit first,” the Spaniard said in his pre-match press conference(via “The club is trying hard to achieve that in the next couple of hours. He’s back in the country right now. I will meet him for the first time today, probably, and train with him, see how he is and get a feel for it. He’s been playing so he should be completely fit and yeah, we’ve been impressed. That’s the reason why we decided to sign him.”

Arteta also informed the fans of what they should expect from the Japanese defender.

“Tomiyasu has the ability to play anywhere in a back four,” Arteta added. “he has done it all across the back four and the back three as well. He gives us that versatility. He gives different qualities in that right back position and is a player that we followed for a long time and he brings qualities that we didn’t have in this squad.

I’m certainly keen to see how the 22 year-old will fare in our line-up, and it sounds like he is set to play a key role in the first-team.


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    1. The fact that he’s not been in the country and away on international duty perhaps……. Brain cells people. Understand the law.

    1. Sue, I wanted to see what all the hype was about after the Chelsea game so I watched my first game live tonight and all I can say is… WOW.

      What a complete performance from the ladies… I am surprised how it was 4 only, they had opportunities in the first half to get at least an additional 3.

      I know that Miedema will get all the plaudits but that Beth Mead… what a player. She looked like she was playing right back at one stage so I’m unsure what her position is but what a range of passing.

      Me thinks I’m gonna be watching quite a few more as I was thoroughly entertained.

      Keep hearing good things about this Tobin Heath… so her debut might be worth watching. Unsure who she is to replace as the team I watched tonight looked pretty on song. (Although it is my first game)

      Feck me… an Arsenal performance to be proud of 👏


      1. Very impressive hey, NB?! You’re right, Mead is some player 👌
        Very excited about this season (now for the men!)
        Ha, you haven’t said that in a while!! 😜

        1. Lol.

          I’m just an idiot for the cause.

          You never know, I might see the club reach those dizzy heights we were promised pre emirates in my life time.

          So I’m hoping that the ladies will keep us entertained and that they make us proud to be Gooners once again.🤞

          I’m also hoping it is easily accessible and am looking forward to the Reading game.

          1. That’s a really nice thought, however I won’t be holding my breath!! (I’d give my right arm to see us in the CL again 😆)
            You cam always rely on the women, NB 😉

  1. I don’t expect him to play but AMN should be staring at RB as we could have collected 20 million form his transfer ,I worry he was keepers as a bench play which makes no sense in keeping him ,but we shall see come weekend
    Arteta needs to stop micro managing the team and let the players play ,we have so much attacking talent but he holds them back with negative tactics .
    Please boss stop gobbling off and sit down and let the players decide how they play ,I mean they can’t do any worse than what we have witnessed in the first 3 games .

  2. Beth Mead is our striker.
    If this is your first time of watching our ladies them you my friend you’ve been missing greatly. You’ve missed the golden age that’s the last 6-7 seasons that’s made us the most successful women’s team in England.
    Though the team started going down, and now with Jonas Eidevall we are on course to getting back to the top.
    I hope we manage to keep Miedema.
    It’s 100 goals for her in 110 appearances.
    There’s so much to look forward to this season. Beth, Kim, and Mana Iwabuchi who I call the women’s silky Santi Cazorla.
    Watch our games more, and you’ll enjoy supporting Arsenal once again.
    The women team has bee one of the reasons I don’t lose my head over the men’s team.

      1. 👍
        Eddie, I obviously have but some old Dogs can learn some new tricks.

        I’m hoping the Reading game is being shown so looking forward to it.

        I’ll look out for the players you have mentioned.

        Hopefully it might give me some light after the depression of watching the men. 🤗

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