Mikel Arteta responds to Bayern Munich’s interest in Takehiro Tomiyasu

Thomas Tuchel wants him.

Mikel Arteta responds to Bayern Munich’s interest in Takehiro Tomiyasu
Takehiro Tomiyasu has been linked with Bayern Munich (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Takehiro Tomiyasu has been linked with Bayern Munich (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta insists he ‘really wants’ Takehiro Tomiyasu to stay at Arsenal, despite interest from Bayern Munich.

The Japan international has been linked with a move to the Allianz Arena, with Thomas Tuchel keen to bolster his defence.

Tomiyasu joined Arsenal from Bologna in 2021, and has become a fans’ favourite at the Emirates.

However, he’s yet to establish himself in the starting XI and still plays a rotational role under Arteta.

But, unsurprisingly, the Spaniard is fond of the defender’s versatility and wants him to remain at the club.

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Tomiyasu has three years to run on his deal (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

‘I really want him to stay,’ said Arteta.

‘I value the player a lot. He’s loved and respected by everybody at the club.

”He’s at the level we need to make an impact on the team. He’s going to be with us.’

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