I rejected Spurs to go to Arsenal – Tomiyasu

Thu 04 November 2021 | 16:15

Arsenal defender reflects on his move to the Emirates Stadium.

Japan international

Takehiro Tomiyasu

left Bologna in the summer to join the Premier League giants


on a £16 million deal.

The 22-year-old recently revealed in an interview that he rejected a


offer to join their Premier League rivals, Arsenal.

"I thought I wasn't able to join Arsenal,"

Tomiyasu told

DAZN Japan


"I thought I was going to Spurs. On deadline day, I rejected them.

"Arsenal asked me to join them and I did immediately."

Asked about his new journey at the Emirates Stadium, the Japan international said:

"I'm just embracing the challenge.

"If we could go back in time to when Arsenal was at the top, the Emirates will be the best place in the world. That would be the dream for me."

He added:

"Italy has a lot of tactical practice and there were days when I didn't give 100% in training. That suddenly made me go 100% in matches, which could have led to injuries. At Arsenal, most of the training days require 100%.

"That's how it should be. I do sprint measurements and training when I'm in the gym to make sure I am at 100%."

source: SportMob

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