Arteta wants Arsenal star to stay at Emirates


Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has opened up about wanting defender Takehiro Tomiyasu to remain with the Gunners amid reports linking him with a potential transfer in January.

According to Sky Sports, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are pushing hard to get a deal across the line for Tomiyasu.

The player’s versatility has caught the eye of Bayern Munich coach, Thomas Tuchel.

Tomiyasu has shown that he can cover multiple positions including left-back and right-back.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Brentford on Saturday evening, Arteta admitted that the Japan international is loved by everyone.

The former Manchester City assistant coach said (via Football London):

“I really want him to stay. I value the player a lot.

“He is loved and respected by everybody at the club. He is at the level we need to make an impact on the team. He is going to be with us.”