Tomiyasu's Dilemma: The Tussle Between Arsenal and Bayern
The Japanese Defender at the Crossroads of Contract Negotiations and Transfer Speculations
Amid Thomas Tuchel's quest to bolster his defensive lineup, rumors have surfaced linking the Japanese international, Tomiyasu, with a potential transfer to the Allianz Arena. Since his arrival at Arsenal from Bologna in 2021, Tomiyasu has garnered favor among Emirates supporters, although he has yet to secure a consistent spot in the starting XI, serving as Arteta's backup. Despite his current role, Arteta values Tomiyasu's versatility and expresses a desire for the player to remain with the team.
Looking ahead to Arsenal's upcoming Premier League clash against Brentford, Arteta, in a pre-match press conference, emphasized his eagerness for Tomiyasu to stay, highlighting the player's standing within the club and asserting that he is crucial for making an impact on the team. Despite interest from Bayern Munich,Arsenal
is reportedly planning contract extension negotiations to retain Tomiyasu beyond the current season. With one year left on his existing contract, Tomiyasu, in his third season with the Emirates Stadium side, has the option to sign a new deal with improved terms, potentially extending it for an additional year.
While injuries within the squad might present an opportunity for Tomiyasu to rise in the team hierarchy, there are also reports suggesting that the defender himself might be inclined towards a move to Germany.
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