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‘I’m feeling very well’: £16m Arsenal star says he’s now fully fit after really struggling with injuries

‘I’m feeling very well’: £16m Arsenal star says he’s now fully fit after really struggling with injuries

Takehiro Tomiyasu has revealed feeling in peak condition for Arsenal after contending with injuries for most of the previous season. 

Attending a press conference alongside Mikel Arteta before the Sevilla match, the player discussed his injury status.

During the session, the Japanese player acknowledged that the past season was incredibly challenging due to his persistent injury problems. 

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Notably, Tomiyasu had to undergo knee surgery following an issue he faced during a crucial period for Arsenal.

Speaking through football.london, Tomiyasu expressed his current state. “I’m feeling very well. I have struggled with injuries, especially last season. Last season was my toughest season in my career.”

Mikel Arteta will undoubtedly be delighted to have an injury-free Tomiyasu back in contention for his Arsenal squad.

Tomiyasu has recently taken on an unexpected role, stepping in as the inverted full-back on the left, filling in for Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Despite not possessing the same ball-playing skills as the Ukrainian player, Tomiyasu is demonstrating a more dependable and secure defensive presence.

Tomiyasu now finally feels fully fit for Arsenal after his lengthy knee injury

Arsenal has greatly reaped the benefits of Tomiyasu’s versatility since his £16 million signing over a year ago. At just 25 years old, Arteta likely believes that the Japanese defender still has ample room for improvement. Tomiyasu’s deployment as a left-back has sparked discussions that Zinchenko might be better suited for a midfield role.

The midfield position, particularly the number eight role, has presented a challenge for Arsenal, with none of their options solidifying their place. Zinchenko’s skill set could potentially reintroduce much-needed creativity to Arteta’s team.

The return of a fully fit Tomiyasu after his injury serves as a significant boost for Arsenal and Arteta, providing them with various tactical options. Tomiyasu seems to be fulfilling the role initially envisioned for Jurrien Timber before his unfortunate injury.

Despite being a recent addition, the absence of Timber shouldn’t be underestimated in terms of how much Arsenal misses his contributions. The news before the upcoming game indicates that Amario Cozier-Duberry is back training with the senior team. 

Given the current absences, he might be vying for a coveted place on Mikel Arteta’s bench.

‘I’m feeling very well’: £16m Arsenal star says he’s now fully fit after really struggling with injuries

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