Tomiyasu Pens New Arsenal Contract Until 2026

Takehiro Tomiyasu has extended his contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2026.

Mar 20, 2024 - 10:36
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Tomiyasu Pens New Arsenal Contract Until 2026

An option of a further year has been included in the deal.

Tomiyasu joined Arsenal from Bologna in the summer of 2021 and has made 73 appearances during his time at the club.

His previous contract would have expired in 2025.

The Japanese full-back's versatility has been invaluable to the Gunners' quest for Premier League and Champions League glory this season.

“I'm so happy to extend my contract because Arsenal is one of the best clubs in the world,” Tomiyasu told Arsenal's website.

“And it’s a dream to play for this club, so I'm happy.

“We improved a lot, because when I joined Arsenal, we were not playing in European competitions. But now we are playing in the Champions League and we are in the title race. We improved a lot.

“Hopefully, I got better than before. But you know, I'm still learning a lot of things from Mikel, from my team-mates. I still have capacity to improve. So I will try to be a better player and also a better person as well.”

Manager Mikel Arteta added: "We are so pleased to have Tomi commit his future with us. Together with his natural ability and strength, Tomi’s attitude, mentality and values are first class. Tomi is loved by everyone and has been an integral part of the squad since joining us.

“The way he trains, with his desire and determination to be the best version of himself every day, is admirable. We look forward to continue working with Tomi in the future years.”