Arsenal confirm Tomiyasu is staying at the Emirates for a few more years

Takehiro Tomiyasu signs new contract till 2026

Our Japanese defender has just officially signed a new contract with Arsenal, being announced by the club today. The 25-year-old Japanese international has signed up until 2026 with the option to extend another year if we wish.

Tomiyasu has recently been absent from the starting squad due to an injury he picked up on international break at The AFC Asian Cup with Japan, but before that was really starting to come into great form under Mikel Arteta at left-back and had looked to have cemented his spot in the first team before his niggling injury.

As well as being a great defender, Tomiyasu has also been very good when coming forward this season, picking up a goal against Sheffield United n our 5-0 win over the Blades, two assists in our Champions League game against RC Lens which ended 6-0 and then another assist in our 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has made the inverted full-back role his own and seems to be very trusted by Mikel Arteta and when fit he is a key part of this Arsenal set up.

Sporting director Edu has said this via about Tomiyasu signing a new contract “we are very excited to have Tomi with us for more years to come. He has huge qualities both on and off the pitch and offers so much strength and versatility to our squad. Tomi is a top professional and it’s great that he’ll continue to play an important role in the coming years, as we work towards achieving our goals.”

And Mikel Arteta is also clearly happy to have nailed Tomiyasu down for another two seasons at the least and said this “We are so pleased to have Tomi commit his future with us. Together with his natural ability and strength, Tomi’s attitude, mentality and values are first-class. 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.”

And Tomiyasu himself saying “it’s a dream to play for this club”.

Personally, I’m delighted to see the defender sign another contract, before his injury he was making a massive impact on the pitch, and he’s shown time and time again why he deserves to be playing at a big club. He’s a staple of the Japanese side and without him controlling their backline they often look lost. He’s a leader and just seems like an all-round nice guy. It will be interesting to see what more is to come from him in the next few years and a pleasure to see him continue in the red and the white.

What’s your thoughts Gooners? Are you as stoked as I am to see Tomi sign a new contract with the club?

Daisy Mae

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  1. Yes I am , as you call it”stoked” , or more precisely, PLEASED, that Tomi has renewed his contract.

    One upshot will be that IMO, Zinchenko’s here now looks more likely to be a very short one indeed.
    I would be perfectly happy for him to besold this summer and hope and think it will happen. Or, at the latest by the summer of 2025.

    I say the same about JESUS too, as both of those ex-City players were simply bought as “bridge” buys,while , we further strengthen our squad.and then jettison those bridge players. Neither has proved REGULAR REAL successes, even though both have talent.
    But HOW MUCH talent and HOW REGULARLY CAN WE RELY UPON IT, are the key factors which will work against them remaining much longer.

  2. A very popular & welcome signing, although never really in doubt.
    I’m not sure about “making the inverted full-back role his own”, as he’s more of an up & down full-back, unless I’m missing the obvious.

    1. Jax, No you are not missing anything at all. You are merely stating truth!
      Tomi is an excellent contract renewal, but though he is definitely aTOP CLASS defender, he is EMPHATICALLY NOT an inverted full back.

  3. Good news and let’s hope he can steer clear of more niggling injuries during his time with us.While he is a natural centre back, and a very good one at that, he is also very solid defensively at full back .In terms of being used as an inverted LB I very much doubt if he, or indeed Timber will be used in that role on a regular basis as they are both limited in an attacking sense.In any event,Both Tomi and Timber are excellent in one on one situations and their presence can only add to the strength of our very capable back four.

    1. Grandad, I agree totally. I would add that MAs obvious commitment to and achievement of the best defence we ehave had for twenty years, if not longer still ,is down to the fact that he has sought out defenders whose first and most important quality is to DEFEND ADMIRABLY.

      WE are NOW packed with excellent PROPER DEFENDERS.

      And it gladdens this old fans heart. As someone who CONSTANTLY berated Wenger for his inability and seeming unwillingness to find decent defenders and especially centre backs for MOST of his time here -the Invincibles being his one exception, once the George Graham inherited famous defence had retired – I am “thrilled” and I use that word without any hype at all, that we have AT LONG LAST, a manager who actually CARES and proves it too, about preventing goals. As figures show us!

  4. An extension of just two years from now, with an option of a further year. Bit short of what we’ve seen with others.
    Could that point to some cautionary stance from the club? Not unlikely, given his injury profile

    1. Well , Just as with shoes and with clothes “one size contracts” do NOT fit all. Surely that is taken as read and we have to trust our manager to do what he thinks best for us. Or should we not? I think WE should!

    2. I wasn’t particularly surprised at the shortness of the extension, as like you, CorporateMan, I think Tomi has had injury issues that affect how Arsenal view his long term future.

  5. Exactly what I’m saying!
    We trust them to be cautious when they should. And that’s what they seem to be doing with Tomiyasu

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