Tomiyasu makes it clear what his intention is following injury

Takehiro Tomiyasu has vowed to work hard and get his position back as Arsenal’s first-choice right-back.

The full-back was injured at the start of this season and Mikel Arteta was forced to field Ben White as his replacement.

The Englishman has done well so far and Arsenal has six wins from seven league games when he has played.

This has made it hard for Tomi to get back in the team even though he is now fit.

The Japanese star was an undisputed starter last season, but he is now struggling because of the return of Willian Saliba who plays at centre-back ahead of White.

But Tomi will not give up and said in a recent interview via Metro Sport:

‘What is required in this league is quite high and I’m not satisfied.

‘When you look at the players selected as starters in the premier league games, you will understand what is required to be there. I will work hard in order to get my position back.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

White has done well so far, and it doesn’t always make sense to change a winning team.

The Englishman deserves to keep playing for now until his level of performance drops and it is nice that we have good competition on the team.

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  1. I still think he’s our best defender when it comes to stopping the other team from scoring. His problem is that White is a good tactical fit for the team currently. I don’t think Tomi is weak on the ball, but there may be some areas he can improve to help him get back into the side – or maybe he just needs to wait for his chance to show he can play in this system as well.
    Either wayl, he’s a crucial member of this squad as I’d have no worries about him playing RB, LB or CB in any game.

  2. I still feel Tomi should be our no.1 RB as he is a better defender than White. That said, I hope MA starts Tomi against the Spuds as he is more capable of stopping the opposition from scoring.

  3. Tomi supposed to be starting ahead of Ben white simple,the only player that needs to be on the bench is white but Arteta is struggling to justify 50million spent on him .the idea of signing Ben white when you have the likes of saliba on loan is ridiculous.

    1. I completely disagree. Singing white wasn’t a wrong decision but the amount he was signed for is the issue here. This is why it will be difficult to drop him even though he has performed very well so far.
      He also suit the way the manager wants to play, but again the manager signed two different RB in Soares and Tomi. They all offer different contributions.

  4. I believe Tomi is the better defender, but it’s only my opinion.

    No offense to White (he has played well) but his starts at RB also coincide with Saka performing below what we have come to expect.

    What’s the answer, Arteta will figure it out. Either Saka finds another level, or Tomi returns to start as RB.

    I like White, but he’s second best. Behind Saliba and Gabriel at CB, and behind Tomi at RB.

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