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Forgotten Arsenal forward scores 7th goal in 8 games for loan...

NARASHINO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Takuma Asano of Japan in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 21, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
Takuma Asano is carrying his pre-season form into the competitive matches for Hannover 96, scoring and winning a penalty in his first serious game for the club.

Updated FIFA world rankings likely to stop Arsenal man receiving work...

NARASHINO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Takuma Asano of Japan in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 21, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
Takuma Asano's struggles to obtain a work permit to play for Arsenal are likely to continue, after FIFA released their updated world rankings on Thursday.

Arsenal forward on fire in pre-season: Scoring for fun with loan...

NARASHINO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Takuma Asano of Japan in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 21, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
Takuma Asano is on fire in pre-season, and scored yet another goal, against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, to keep his run going.

Video: Forgotten Arsenal forward scores twice and assists once on loan...

NARASHINO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Takuma Asano of Japan in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 21, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
Takuma Asano has made a strong start to life with Hannover 96, impressing coaches and making a goalscoring debut in pre-season.

Arsenal forward impresses coaches with convincing performances in training

NARASHINO, JAPAN - MAY 21: Takuma Asano of Japan in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 21, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)
With the new season not too far away, we'll be keeping our usual eye on how Arsenal's loan stars are doing with their temporary clubs, and right now Takuma Asano is making a positive start.

Arsenal youngster expected to get surprise emergency World Cup call

Takuma Asano could get an unlikely call up to the Japan squad to replace Shinji Okazaki who picked up a calf injury.

Arsenal star dropped from final World Cup squad despite making preliminary...

Takuma Asano is one of four Japanese players to find out today he won't be part of their final World Cup squad this summer.

23-year-old speaks after Arsenal complete deal for his transfer

Takuma Asano says he's happy to join Hannover 96 on loan for the coming season, and eager to repay the club's confidence in him.

Official: Arsenal complete deal for 23-year-old forward

Hannover 96 have announced they're going to take Takuma Asano on loan for the 2018/19 season, the 23-year-old's third campaign in Germany.

Final Ratings: All of Arsenal’s 15 loan moves in 2017/18

Now that the 2017/18 campaign has come to an end, let's take a look at how Arsenal's 15 loanees got on with their temporary clubs this season.

Arsenal set to announce first deal of the summer as president...

Arsenal are set to loan Takuma Asano to Bundesliga club Hannover 96, after the Japanese International struggled to make an impact at fellow German club VfB Stuttgart.

Rated: All 15 Arsenal loan moves this season

Deportivo La Coruna's spanish forward Lucas Perez (R) vies with Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish league footbal match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on November 4, 2017. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
In total, Arsenal sent 15 players on loan this season between the summer and January windows, so let's take a look at how those spells are going for each of them.

Arsenal forward finally ends 18-match goal drought

Deportivo La Coruna's spanish forward Lucas Perez (R) vies with Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish league footbal match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on November 4, 2017. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez and Chuba Akpom both scored this weekend, but only six of Arsenal's 15 loanees featured for their current clubs.

Video: Arsenal loanee provides key assist

Deportivo La Coruna's spanish forward Lucas Perez (R) vies with Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish league footbal match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on November 4, 2017. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez provided an assist but added another game to his goal drought, as seven Arsenal loanees featured over the weekend.

Great news: Arsenal forward listed in squad for first time since...

SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 28: Joel Campbell #28 of Arsenal FC kicks the ball up field against the MLS All-Stars during the first half of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium on July 28, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Joel Campbell was named in Monday night's squad for Real Betis and Kelechi Nwakali scored an impressive brace, as eight Arsenal loanees featured this weekend.

Arsenal forward's frustrating goal drought continues on loan

Jeff Reine-Adelaide made it two wins in two starts and Lucas Perez played his 14th match without a goal, as six Arsenal loanees featured over the weekend.

Arsenal defender returns from injury

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez missed a penalty to make it 13 games without a goal and Ben Sheaf returned from injury for his first game with new loan club Stevenage, as nine Arsenal loanees featured over the weekend.

Spectacular goal by on-loan Arsenal youngster

Chuba Akpom scored the winner against Anderlecht and Lucas Perez's goal drought grew longer as Arsenal's loanees endured a mixed weekend.

Assist, debut and first start but Arsenal loanees endure tough weekend

Kelechi Nwakali got an assist as MVV Maastricht won their first game since his return to the club while Jeff Reine-Adelaide made his Angers debut after his own January loan move.

Awful blow for Arsenal youngster as another 2 get debuts; Loan...

Julio Pleguezuelo and Chuba Akpom made debuts for their new loan clubs over the weekend, as only two loanees played from start to finish.

Transfer window recap: Ins, outs and loans so far, and what...

For a January transfer window, Arsenal have been extremely busy this month. We've rounded up all the news as it stands, in case you missed any of it.

Minutes finally, debut and goal: Arsenal loanees enjoy decent weekend

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez provided an assist in Deportivo's stalemate, while Jenkinson and Bramall finally played together for Birmingham. Bola's Bristol Rovers beat Doncaster, as Nwakali made his second-stint debut.

Arsenal forward requests move, preferred club identified

Takuma Asano contacted VfB Stuttgart head of sport Michael Reschke to try and secure a transfer to Portugal this month, according to reports.

Arsenal loanees score and assist in positive weekend

Stephy Mavididi scored again while Lucas Perez and Marc Bola both provided assists in an encouraging weekend for Arsenal's loanees.

Loan watch: Five Arsenal loanees feature as Tafari Moore makes his...

Emi Martinez started consecutive games for the first time this season, and Tafari Moore featured for his new loan club.

Loan watch: Mavididi scores and Martinez finally starts a league game

Stephy Mavididi celebrates
Stephy Mavididi scored his first goal in senior football, while Emi Martinez made his first league start of the season - an encouraging weekend for Arsenal's loanees.

Arsenal’s 2017 transfers rated

Now we've reached the end of 2017, let's look back at Arsenal's transfer business, rating all the ins and outs over the last 12 months.

Striker says leaving Arsenal sees his World Cup hopes improve

Takuma Asano reckons that he's improved massively since going out on loan to Stuttgart.

Loan watch: Asano and Lucas endure a forgettable weekend

Lucas Perez and Takuma Asano were the only Arsenal loanees to feature over the weekend, and both were involved in games they'd prefer to forget.

Loan watch: Asano makes his return from injury, Nwakali an unused...

Just one Arsenal loanee featured, with Takuma Asano appearing for Stuttgart, while Kelechi Nwakali was an unused substitute in midweek.

Loan watch: Lucas sets appearance milestone for Deportivo, Asano fails to...

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Takuma Asano largely endured an afternoon to forget, while Lucas Perez became the second Arsenal loanee to reach 1,000 minutes of playing time this season.

Who will Arsenal players face at the World Cup next summer?

After the World Cup draw took place earlier this afternoon, we're looking at who the Arsenal players will face at the competition next summer.

Loan watch: Arsenal suffer injury blow, Bundesliga striker scores and Spaniard...

Stephy Mavididi missed out on Preston North End's match through injury, but Takuma Asano and Lucas Perez both featured at the weekend.

Arsenal forward finally nets for his loan side

Takuma Asano scored his first goal of the season for loan club Stuttgart, in a 1-1 draw against Hannover.

Loan watch: Spaniard gets on the scoresheet as two more Arsenal...

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez was in action for Deportivo and got on the scoresheet. Stephy Mavididi was given a rare start and Takuma Asano also featured. The rest were on the bench or left out entirely.

Loan watch: Arsenal player on international duty, while defender is benched...

It was a quiet couple of days for the Arsenal loanees this weekend, as many clubs took time off for the international break.

Arsenal’s loan system seems based on ‘dumb luck’ compared to Chelsea’s

Arsenal's loanees aren't playing and they aren't developing.

Loan watch: Campbell picks up new injury, while wins allude the...

Just three of Arsenal's nine loanees were involved over the weekend, as many continue to struggle with game-time or injuries. None of them were on the winning side either.

3 starts but other Arsenal loan moves seem a waste of...

Lucas Perez, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali all started their matches on Saturday, whilst a few other loanees missed out.

Another goal but Arsenal players struggle on loan

Arsenal's loanees continued to struggle in the latest round of games around Europe.

2 goals and a start finally: Arsenal loanees kick things up...

Arsenal's loanees had one of their busiest weeks of the season so far, with the highlights being Lucas Perez getting among the goals and Emi Martinez finally getting a start.

Only 4 of 9 Arsenal loanees feature as players struggle for...

Arsenal loan watch
Of the nine Arsenal players currently out on loan, four featured over the weekend.

Arsenal loan watch: 1 start as others continue to struggle for...

Three Arsenal loanees played a part in Saturday's matches, of the six players available for selection.

Video: Lucas Perez scores as 2 other Arsenal loanees make appearances

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Lucas Perez scored as none of the Arsenal loanees making appearances were on the losing side this weekend.

Loan watch: Man-of-the-match performance by Bola and Perez gets a start

Marc Bola was a standout performer against Blackpool, Lucas Perez featured against Espanyol and Nwakali, Mavididi and Asano made substitute appearances for their loan sides.

Arsenal loan watch: These four players all featured over the weekend

Tolaji Bola
Marc Bola, Takuma Asano, Kelechi Nwakali and Lucas Perez all featured for their clubs last weekend. 

Outstanding: One Arsenal loanee shines as other struggle for time

The season is starting to pick up some speed for Arsenal's loanees now the transfer window is closed, and Saturday brought another round of fixtures for many of their sides.

Arsenal loan watch: Nwakali scores, Lucas makes Depor return and Asano...

Arsenal's Kelechi Nwakali scored for VVV-Venlo, while Lucas Perez returned for his former club and Takuma Asano also featured.

International round-up: Arsenal trio feature for France, Welbeck scores for England,...

Three Arsenal players featured for France in their stalemate with Luxembourg, while Danny Welbeck scored for England and Mesut Ozil impressed with Germany.

Arsenal loan watch: Two players feature, three depart on deadline day

In addition to Arsenal's loanees getting game time for their respective clubs, there was also a lot of movement in the last few days of the transfer window.

Arsenal international round up: 1 injury, Asano scores, Giroud and Kolašinac...

In the first set of World Cup qualifiers this International break, Arsenal had nine players involved for their country, across seven teams.

Birmingham fans praise young Arsenal loanee as Jenkinson is out for...

Of the six Arsenal players on loan so far this season, five had the potential to be involved in Saturday's matches, with Emi Martinez and Getafe not playing until Sunday.

Arsenal loan watch: These two players featured last night

Arsenal loanees Cohen Bramall and Marc Bola featured in this week's Carabao Cup games.

Here's how these four Arsenal players fared this weekend

How did Arsenal's loanees get on at their respective teams this weekend?

Arsenal man makes Bundesliga debut as bench features more than loanees

Arsenal had three loan players up for involvement on Saturday, so we're going to round up how things panned out for the trio.

Arsenal loan update: Bola unused at Bristol Rovers, Asano gets 55...

Asano in action against Bielefeld.
Arsenal loanees Marc Bola and Takuma Asano featured Bristol Rocers and Stuttgart respectively over the weekend.

Arsenal loan watch: Loanees make their debuts

Arsenal loan watch
In our first loan watch of the new season, we're going to take you through how the Arsenal loanees are getting on as the competitive matches get underway.

Arsenal announce Bundesliga-bound striker as their second departure of the summer

Arsenal have now officially confirmed that Japan international, Takuma Asano, will spend a second season on loan at Stuttgart next term.

Stuttgart sign Arsenal striker on loan

Takuma Asano will spend another season with Stuttgart after he was once again denied a work permit to stay with Arsenal.

Arsenal suffer blow after striker is denied a work permit

Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano has once again been denied a work permit and will therefore remain at Stuttgart on loan next season.

Round-up: What you won’t want to miss from this weekend

Alexandre Lacazette
There had been more news of potential outgoings than incomings for Arsenal on the weekend, which won’t be good news for supporters.

Arsenal in the summer: Complete run-down of Arsenal players in action

With so many Arsenal players potentially away on international duty, we took a look at the matches you should keep an eye out for this summer.

22 Arsenal loanees rated

Squawka has ranked all 22 of Arsenal loanees from last season.

Arsenal’s international roundup: Ospina kept busy in goal, Monreal and Asano...

Three Arsenal players were involved in international duty for their respective countries on Wednesday evening. So how did they fare?

Arsenal loan watch: League title win, goal and assist in good...

Arsenal loan watch
It was a successful finish to an eventful weekend of European football for Arsenal's players out on-loan.

Arsenal loan watch: One assist, Redknapp benches Bielik again & struggles...

Arsenal loan watch
With the 2016/17 campaign nearing completion across Europe's top leagues, minutes for Arsenal's players out on-loan were scarce this weekend.

Loan watch: Frustration for Arsenal’s loanees

Arsenal loan watch
A lack of minutes was once again the theme as only a few of Arsenal's players out on-loan featured for their clubs on Sunday and Monday's list of fixtures across Europe.

Arsenal man features as Brighton win promotion: Loan roundup

Arsenal loan watch
It was a mixed finish to the Easter weekend for Arsenal's loanees in action across Europe.

Great goals! Arsenal forward scores twice to seal victory for loan...

Arsenal's Takuma Asano scored a brace on Sunday afternoon as Stuttgart beat Karlsruher 2-0.

'Talented enough to play for big European club': Arsenal loan watch

Six Arsenal loanees' clubs were in action on Sunday. Here's how they got on: Read more: Friday and Saturday loan watch round-up Calum Chambers Calum Chambers is still...

Alexis Sanchez stars, Calamity Kos, Elneny scores & more: Arsenal international...

Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny, David Ospina, Joel Campbell and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all been in action for the respective countries.

Arsenal loan watch: Cleansheet, assist, and praise from Birmingham and Rangers'...

Arsenal loan watch
It was a frustrating Saturday for Arsenal's players out on-loan as minutes were once again limited across European competition.

Arsenal loan watch - 4 out of 6 in action on...

Arsenal loan watch
Six Arsenal loanees' teams were in action on Friday night. Here is a brief overview of how they got on

Arsenal loan watch: Limited minutes and cameo appearances across Europe

Arsenal loan watch
It was a frustrating case of deja-vu for Arsenal's players out on loan.

New Arsenal forward almost as quick as Bellerin and Walcott

In case you didn't know, Arsenal's Japanese forward, Takuma Asano, is quite the speedster; in fact, he's almost as quick as Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin.

Watch Arsenal man score great goal for loan side

Takuma Asano (R) in action during Stuttgart's 2-1 win over Sandhausen
Two more of Arsenal's players out on-loan across Europe featured during Sunday's round of fixtures.

Arsenal man starts as stunner wins it for loan side

Takuma Asano started for Stuttgart as they won 2-1 at FC Heidenheim on Friday night.

Rangers and Roma - Arsenal players impress on loan while others...

Arsenal loan watch
Wojciech Szczesny kept another clean sheet and other players out on-loan across Europe over the past 48 hours.

Arsenal forward 'I'm not really happy'

Takuma Asano
Earlier this week, Kicker published an article highlighting Takuma Asano's dissatisfaction with his performances at VfB Stuttgart.

Arsenal loan watch: Striker stars, Akpom features for Brighton & more

Arsenal loan watch
Takuma Asano impressed as VfB Stuttgart prevailed, whilst Kelechi Nwakali started and others featured for their respective sides away from north London.

Arsenal loan watch: Asano, Szczesny and more feature

Arsenal loan watch
There were more starts for Arsenal's players out on-loan during Sunday's fixtures across Europe.

Arsenal loan watch: Goalkeeper saves penalty while forward assists

Arsenal loan watch
Wojciech Szczesny made a string of important saves, including a stop to deny M'Baye Niang's first-half penalty, keeping a hard-fought clean sheet as Roma prevailed over AC Milan on Monday evening.

Loan watch: Arsenal forward assists while keeper keeps clean sheet

Arsenal loan watch
A few of Arsenal's loanees featured this weekend, with Wojciech Szczesny earning a clean sheet for Roma and Takuma Asano creating an assist during a routine VfB Stuttgart win the highlights.

Watch - Arsenal loanee scores and assists

Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano got on the scoresheet again for VfB Stuttgart as they beat FC Nurnberg 3-1 and also set up the opening goal.

Stunning tricks, first goals, superb passes + more – Arsenal international...

Arsenal international duty
With the international break in full swing, we take a look at the first-team players (including those out on-loan) who were called up to their respective countries in recent days.

Arsenal on international duty – who’s playing, where and when

Arsenal international duty
We're now into the third international break of a season that isn't even three months old, so who will be going where and for what?

Arsenal forward reveals he could play in Germany next season

Takuma Asano
Arsenal’s Takuma Asano has revealed that he is aiming to hit double digits in goals this season for the first time and that his loan deal has an option which could see him remain in Germany.

Watch as Arsenal forward scores first goal of loan spell

Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano has scored his first goal for VfB Stuttgart, giving them the lead against Karlsruher SC in the 10th minute.

Arsenal loan players enjoy better weekend with goals and minutes

Arsenal loan watch
It was a better week for Arsenal's crop of players out on-loan, especially Dan Crowley, who followed up his goal against Coventry with another well-taken finish against Port Vale in one of Saturday's 3pm kick-off's.

Arsenal man still not trusted to play full 90 minutes

Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano played just over 70 minutes in VfB Stuttgart's 2-1 home win over 1860 Munich on Friday afternoon.

Loan watch: Arsenal forward features as VfB Stuttgart thrashed

Takuma Asano came on as a second-half substitute, but was unable to help influence a comeback as VfB Stuttgart were comprehensively thrashed 5-0 away from home at the hands of Dynamo Dresden.

Four Arsenal men feature for their countries

Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Hector Bellerin have all featured for their respective countries during the interlul so far.

Loan watch: One Arsenal man dropped while another assists

There were mixed feelings for two of Arsenal's loanee players over this past week, with Joel Campbell's poor performance against Rio Ave meaning he was left on the substitutes' bench for Sporting's 4-2 win against Estoril Friday evening.

Watch: Arsenal striker grabs assist as Stuttgart win

Takuma Asano grabbed himself an assist as Vfb Stuttgrat beat E. Braunschweig 2-0 in their 2. Bundesliga game on Tuesday.

Arsenal loan watch: Striker shows promise as Stuttgart win

Takuma Asano showed plenty of promise during his performance for loanee side VfB Stuttgart, as they prevailed with a slender 1-0 victory away at Kaiserslautern in Germany's second division non Saturday.

Arsenal new boy wants to learn from Thierry Henry

Takuma Asano has revealed that he admires Thierry Henry and would love to learn from him.

New Arsenal striker included in squad for weekend's game

Takuma Asano has been included in Stuttgart's squad for their Bundesliga 2 game against FC Heidenheim this weekend.

Watch: Arsenal loanee scores superb goal for country

Takuma Asano has scored for Japan yet again - this time during their 2-0 win over Thailand in their World Cup 2018 Qualifier.

Arsenal's new striker sees perfectly good goal not given in 'shock'...

Takuma Asano had to watch on as a he scored a perfectly good goal for Japan that was not given as the officials did not think it crossed the line.

Transfer round-up: Where have Arsenal's youth players gone?

Whilst the first-team had an eventful summer window, there were a number of youngsters in our ranks who were either loaned out or sold on a permanent transfer away from the Emirates.

Arsenal's new forward explains his nickname and daft goal celebration

Takuma Asano has wasted no time in speaking to the official Stuttgart site after the Japanese forward was sent there on loan because the Germans have no trouble allowing talented non-EU youngsters into the country, unlike the UK.

Confirmed: Forward leaves Arsenal

Takuma Asano has joined VfB Stuttgart on a season-long loan.

What next for Arsenal’s new striker who isn’t allowed to play...

After the game against Leicester, Arsene Wenger revealed that Takuma Asano would not be granted a work permit by the Home Office, meaning that he will not be able to play for Arsenal for the foreseeable future.

Referee love + four more things we learned from Arsenal’s blank...

You wouldn’t think you could learn anything from a performance that was a carbon copy of a thousand we’ve watched before, but we did.

Wenger aims dig at Manchester City man’s transfer fee as he...

Arsene Wenger took a dig at the price Manchester City paid for John Stones while also taking aim at those calling for him to spend money, those who believe you can only buy good players if you pay a lot and basically anyone else who had some transfer-related questions in tetchy post-Leicester interviews.

Disappointment for Arsenal star as country crash out of Rio 2016

Unfortunately, Takuma Asano's Japan were knocked out of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday night.

Quick watch: New Arsenal striker scores again in Rio

Takuma Asano isn't letting Serge Gnabry steal all the Arsneal headlines from the Olympics as he grabbed his second of the tournament with another lovely takent effort.

Friday Arsenal recap – New signing, the latest on Griezmann and...

Friday was a comparatively jam-packed day with deals happening left, right and centre, as well as the usual gossip-guff.

Watch: New Arsenal striker scores in goal crazy game

Takuma Asano got his Olympics off to a great start with a goal against Nigeria in their opener.

Thursday Arsenal recap – ‘Ecstatic’ new striker, but no Lacazette?

As the football gets closer, the rumours get dafter, so we spend our days combing through the nonsense so you don’t have to. In actual...

‘I’m ecstatic!’ says new Arsenal striker signing

Takuma Asano has revealed that he is ‘ecstatic’ at how things have turned out for him recently despite being initially unsure about accepting a move to Arsenal because he wasn’t sure about moving abroad.

Forward delays national team meetup ahead of Arsenal move

Takuma Asano will not travel to Rio with the Japanese Olympic team prompting speculation that he will be swinging past Arsenal to get a few snaps of him in an Arsenal kit first on his way to Brazil.

‘It’ll be a joy to help him settle in at Arsenal’

Per Mertesacker can’t wait to help Granit Xhaka fulfil his potential at Arsenal, claiming it will be a ‘joy’ to help him.

How many Arsenal players will actually miss opening game against Liverpool?

We all know that a complete and full pre-season is one of the keys to a great campaign, but with a summer filled with international tournaments, who will miss not only pre-season, but the start of the season which is upon us in just under one month?

Arsenal’s new striker scores brace, will miss season start

Takuma Asano netted twice for Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Saturday as he gets used to life under a far bigger spotlight.

Confirmed: Arsenal announce new forward

Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle of Japanese forward, Takuma Asano.

Japanese striker ‘stunned’ to receive Arsenal offer – report

Arsenal make offer to 21-year-old Japanese striker, but who is he?