Mikel Arteta has been addressing the press in front of the Gunners’ game against Brighton and Hove Albion, conveying a report on Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Takehiro Tomiyasu is set to be accessible for choice when the north Londoners face Brighton this weekend, Mikel Arteta has affirmed.
Notwithstanding highlighting multiple times for Japan at the World Cup throughout last month, the 24-year-old hasn’t shown up for the Gunners starting from the start of November when he limped off towards the finish of the 1-0 Europa League win against FC Zurich having just come on a substitute in the 73rd minute.
Consequently, the adaptable defender missed prevails upon Chelsea and Wolves as well as the Carabao Cup third-round misfortune on account of Brighton before the six-week break and didn’t partake in any of Arsenal warm-up games preceding the Premier League restart in the wake of getting one more injury during his time in Qatar.
Subsequently, while Tomiyasu was in participation at the Emirates for the Boxing Day win upon West Ham, he was situated behind the substitutes seat as opposed to having a spot close by any semblance of Zinchenko, Vieira, Sambi Lokonga and Soares.
Notwithstanding, after the Japanese partook in a full training at London Colney on Thursday it seemed he was edging nearer to making Arsenal matchday squad without precedent for 58 days and while talking at his pre-match public interview, Arteta has affirmed this is the situation.
“Better believe it, he’s drawing nearer and closer. He’s preparation with us so he’s accessible,” the Spaniard said.
Fit for working as a full-back on the two flanks, as well as a focal protector, it’s impossible that Tomiyasu will be given a beginning at the Amex Arena, yet his accessibility is a lift considering the Gunners have apparatuses against Newcastle, Oxford City, Tottenham and Man United in the following three weeks.
So, apparently the Brighton game will come too early for Smith Rowe to make his re-visitation of activity following crotch medical procedure that has kept him uninvolved since the finish of September. Albeit, fortunately the going after midfielder is gaining great headway.
“Without question,” Mikel Arteta added when requested a report on the 22-year-old. “He’s made huge strides somewhat recently. He partook in a few instructional courses and looked great. We’re wanting to have him back soon.”