Takuma Asano has finally left Arsenal on a permanent deal.

DORTMUND, GERMANY - JANUARY 26: Takuma Asano of Hannover reacts after their loss during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 at the Signal Iduna Park on January 26, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY – JANUARY 26: Takuma Asano of Hannover reacts after their loss during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 at the Signal Iduna Park on January 26, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)

According to Mondo, Takuma Asano has signed a permanent three-year deal with Partizan Belgrade, bringing to an end his Arsenal adventure.

Asano arrived at Arsenal in 2016 for the sum of £3.5m but was never able to play for the first team.

Arsenal will receive just £1m, paid in installments over three years.

Asano spent last season on loan with Hannover but it didn’t go well. He returned to Arsenal after the German side decided against activating the forward’s option to buy in his one-year loan deal, benching him one game short of triggering a compulsory purchase.

The 24-year-old played a total of 15 games for the relegated German side, scoring once and winning a penalty in 851 minutes on the pitch.

By the player’s own admission it was a ‘frustrating season’. “The 2018-2019 season is over,” he wrote on his blog. “The 2017-2018 season was also difficult, severe and frustrating.

“This season I had repeated injuries and was unable to continue playing in the game and was unable to leave any results.

“During the season, I think it was a difficult, tough, frustrating season looking back now.
I think I understand that I cannot get along well.

“The only thing I can have confidence is to feel that “growth” is possible every day.

“I would like to do my best again from here to connect the growth to the results!

“First of all, thank you for supporting one season!

“Thank you again from here! “Thank you.”

Asano’s contract with Arsenal would have expired next summer and everyone here at Daily Cannon wish him all the best on his new adventure.

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