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Arsenal’s Tomiyasu Shows Versatility For Japan; The state of Saliba now in doubt?

Implications for Saliba?  Arsenal's Tomiyasu shows impressive versatility for Japan

Tomiyasu shows tactical versatility in international service

Arsenal’s new defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has added another notch to his belt as a Japanese international player. Blue samurai against Saudi Arabia tonight in left central defense.

Announced as a right-back after his successful stint at Bologna in Serie A over two seasons in Emilia-Romagna, the Fukuoka native has twice as many appearances in the heart of the defense during his time at every club he has played for. participated.

Implications for Saliba?  Arsenal's Tomiyasu shows impressive versatility for Japan

OSAKA, JAPAN – JULY 12: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Japan is seen during the U-24 international friendly match between Japan and Honduras at Yodoko Sakura Stadium on July 12, 2021 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe / Getty Images)

For Japan, Tomiyasu is presented exclusively as a central defender despite the fact that his future at Arsenal revolves around being deployed as a right back for the time being.

But with Tomiyasu as left central defender in a defense of three, there is room to suggest that his versatility on display for his country offers more options at the rear for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, depending on the availability of players such as Gabriel and Pablo Mari. .

How could this affect William Saliba in the future?

With the recent news that Arsenal is willing to trust William Saliba for the long termQuestions could be raised as to whether the French youth international will return to the club next summer ready to enter the Gunners first team.

Implications for Saliba?  Arsenal's Tomiyasu shows impressive versatility for Japan

NICE, FRANCE – AUGUST 22: William Saliba of Marseille during the Ligue 1 match between OGC Nice (OGCN) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at Allianz Riviera Stadium on August 22, 2021 in Nice, France. (Photo by John Berry / Getty Images)

Saliba has been featured prominently on loan from Olympique de Marseille this season, as OM is fifth in Ligue 1 after eight rounds, with the former AS Saint-Étienne youth starting seven of the eight encounters.

But with the defensive partnerships forming between Gabriel, Ben White and the aforementioned Tomiyasu all capable in the last four and last three, Saliba’s path to influential minutes at Arsenal could certainly be threatened.

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1 Chelsea Football Club 7 12 sixteen
2 Liverpool FC 7 eleven fifteen
3 Manchester city 7 eleven 14
4 United manchester 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford fc 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 eleven
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
eleven Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 crystal Palace 7 -3 7
fifteen Watford FC 7 -3 7
sixteen Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 FC Burnley 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle united 7 -8 3
twenty Norwich city 7 -14 1
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Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Fernandes, Bruno United manchester 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismael Watford FC 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Benrahma said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano United manchester 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea Football Club 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
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Jesus, Gabriel Manchester city 2


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