Arsenal have made a contract offer to defender Takehiro Tomiyasu amid his impressive run of form during the current campaign, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
The Japan international is presently in his third season with the Gunners. He has established himself as a regular starter over recent weeks, playing in both full-back positions.
The 25-year-old recently registered two assists in the 6-0 Champions League rout of Lens at the Emirates Stadium and Ornstein claims that the Gunners are looking to extend his stay.
An offer has already been made to the former Bologna man whose current contract with the Gunners expires in the summer of 2025 with an option for another 12 months.
Both parties are ‘expected’ to reach an agreement in ‘due course’.
Tomiyasu deserves new Gunners contract
The versatile defender is currently one of the lowest earners at the club at £55,000-a-week. Only three members of the first-team squad earn less than him at the moment.
Tomiyasu definitely deserves an improved deal on the back of his impressive campaign thus far. The Japanese is playing his best football after a knee surgery earlier this year.
He earned his spot ahead of Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back before the international break and currently looks undroppable from the right-back position for the Gunners.
Tomiyasu, who had an ‘excellent‘ performance against Lens, according to manager Mikel Arteta, should be in line to start against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
He was substituted at the half-time interval in midweek to balance his workload. He should make the XI tomorrow with Ben White possibly replacing him at the hour mark.
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