Tottenham fans react on Twitter after Arsenal sign unknown Japanese striker
By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Japanese starlet Takuma Asano – and supporters of rival clubs including Tottenham have delighted in their rivals solving their glaring striker problem with an unknown player.
Sources have told Football Insider that Arsenal have paid a fee of around £4million for the 21-year-old.
Asano has four caps for his country, as well as one goal which came in Japan’s 7-2 win against Bulgaria.
The forward, who wore the number 10 shirt back in Japan, could immediately be loaned out in his first season at Emirates Stadium.
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Many fans of the Gunners rival clubs have shown their joy with Arsenal signing another unknown youngster and continuing the philosophy that has not seen them win a league title for 12 years.
Here are a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Assnal fans looking at Wenger like
— Uchiha Itachi (@TySnarez) July 3, 2016
Wenger logic https://t.co/oV8hYLGtWY
— Ezar (@Hypezar_) July 3, 2016
Arsenal signing some dude called Takuma Asano from Japan, unreal if Wenger thinks this lad can replace Giroud.
— NM (@ffsRooney) July 3, 2016
Give Wenger a 4 year extension
— Shade ???? (@ShadeMoe) July 3, 2016
From vady to Takuma,,,,,,hehee,this is wenger at his best
— atambosimion (@atambosimion) July 3, 2016
Yet another astute signing from Arsene Wenger.
The next uhhmm………nvm
Giroud and Takuma , Poor EPL defenders.
— Nemi. (@TheTubonemi) July 3, 2016
Arsenal fans in meltdown as Wenger makes another big signing for the Gooners???????? #HeyBigSpender
— TuskyTaxiDriver (@deloldfield4) July 3, 2016
Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger goes back into the market for a top class striker to compete with Olivier Giroud and doesn’t stop at the signing of Asano.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs will lodge a new bid for Vincent Janssen.