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Arsenal bring in Japanese forward Takuma Asano

Asano, 21, made his senior international debut last year and has made 56 appearances in Japan's top flight, the J-League with Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Arsenal bring in Japanese forward Takuma Asano

Arsenal announced on Sunday that they have signed Japanese forward Takuma Asano from J-League outfit, Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Once he passes a medical revision, the 21-year-old will sign his new contract and get ready to begin the pre-season with the Gunners although he is expected to be loaned out ahead of the new campaign. He could make his debut in Arsenal's first friendly of the summer, against Boreham Wood at Meadow Park on 16 July

Asano made his senior international debut with Japan last year and has made 56 appearances in  top flight with Sanfrecce Hiroshima..

Arsène Wenger said of his new recruit:  "“Takuma is a talented young striker and very much one for the future. He has had an impressive start to his career in Japan and we look forward to him developing over the next couple of years.”