“Fantastic debut” Ian Wright impressed by Arsenal’s new boy

Ian Wright was impressed by the performance of Arsenal new boy, Takehiro Tomiyasu in their 1-0 win over Norwich yesterday.

The Japanese star joined the Gunners late into the last transfer window as one of the final signings of the summer around Europe.

The Gunners had spent much of the transfer window pursuing deals for the likes of Martin Odegaard and Ben White.

As the transfer window came to a close, Arsenal loaned out Hector Bellerin to Real Betis and added Tomiyasu to their squad.

Despite having only a few training sessions with them because of the international break, the former Bologna star was in fine form as the Gunners earned their first win of the season.

He was a surprise starter in the match against Norwich, yet he didn’t disappoint and he left a good impression on Arsenal legend, Wright.

Another Arsenal player who was in fine form in the match was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Arsenal captain scoring the only goal of the match.

Overall, he looked sharper than in previous matches and Wright acknowledges that as well.

Wright said on Match of the Day on BBC One as quoted by HITC: “I thought he (Tomiyasu) had a fantastic debut. I thought Aubameyang looked sharp.”

Tags Ian Wright Takehiro Tomiyasu


  1. He had a decent game. One game vs Norwich is really not enough to judge him, he’ll have much tougher tests. Let’s wait and see, far too early to say anything.

  2. Yes, I am with Wrighty on all he said on MotD!
    Passion intelligence and total honesty in his views. What is there not to like!
    After the dismal Bellerin years of non defence at all, Tomiyasu looks to be the real deal. Only ONE GAME ,ITS TRUE, BUT STILL….!

  3. Tomi did extremely well Ian is right, but where he’s wrong is about Auba being sharp. Auba has truly regress of late. He should be dropped 4 Lacca instead. He pisses me off this days. Imagine that miss 4rm a golden opportunity given 2 him courtesy of Nick pepe. Such miss dampens morale in the team.

    1. I think Auba has lost the magic and the “sharpness” is more about his movements off the ball being more dynamic and dangerous. The finishing touch is still missing.
      I agree I’d prefer to see Laca getting the games as he more often lifts the team whether he scores or not, but we really need a big goalscorer and Auba is the only one who’s been that for arsenal. I dont know, Auba has been given a lot of chances to regain his form, we’ve got to be close to the point where we look to Laca to pick up the mantle, surely.

  4. l want to believe that the game with Norwich is the beginning of good things coming ahead. Good performance from Tomi and new keeper. Looking forward to more improvement and praying that they stop giving us high BP.

  5. Praise for Tomi and hope he can continue the same momentum in the next game. For some reason, i believe he is a real deal.

    thumbs up for Ramsdale to. Auba, pray for his consistency.

  6. Ramsdale had almost nothing to do, I seem to like the way he controls his tbox,

    Tomiyasu was awesome, Tierney seemed to be absent somehow, as for Sambi-Lokonga I expect more fire, he seems to be slow, he needs to take the pressure off Partey,

    As for Aubameyang, Lacazette seems to coordinate the front better, but Aubameyang would do better with a towering CF,

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