‘Finally a good right-back’: Arsenal fans heap praise on debutant Tomiyasu following Norwich win
The Arsenal faithful have taken to social media in numbers this afternoon, to lavish praise on summer addition Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Auba on target
Mikel Arteta’s men of course returned to action a short time ago.
In the club’s first outing on the back of the international break, the Gunners welcomed Norwich City to the Emirates, for a bottom-of-the-table clash.
Arsenal headed into proceedings aware that nothing but three points would suffice on Saturday, after slipping to a trio of defeats in their first three outings of the campaign.
And, when all was said and done in North London, get the club’s first win of the season on the board is precisely what the hosts, just, managed.
A hard-fought affair, during which it looked at times as though Arsenal would never manage an opener, eventually saw the game’s telling moment arrive 20 minutes into the 2nd-half.
After a remarkable sequence of events saw Nicolas Pepe hit not one, but both posts, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on hand to slot home Arsenal’s first Premier League goal of the campaign, sealing victory in the process:
Aubameyang up and running 🇬🇦
The Gunners captain scores the club’s first goal of the season after a scramble in the box from Nicolas Pepe’s shot.
📺 Stream on Showmax Pro: https://t.co/bDZqb8lVT5 pic.twitter.com/XCNrs5Hg7d
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) September 11, 2021
‘What an absolutely lovely debut’
As outlined above, though, despite Auba ultimately proving the difference-maker this afternoon, it was another of the Gunners’ stars who appeared to impress the club’s supporters most.
The player in question? Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Japanese international Tomiyasu of course sealed a deadline day switch to the Emirates early last week, before being thrown in from the off by Mikel Arteta versus Norwich, in a right-back role.
And the ex-Bologna man went on to fully repay the faith of his new boss on Saturday, thoroughly impressing across a 62-minute debut:
Tomiyasu on debut:
62 Minutes played
70% Pass accuracy
1/1 Accurate crosses
2/2 Long balls
3/5 Ground duels won
7/8 Aerial duels won
1 Shot off target
Doesn’t really tell the full story. Very promising. #ARSNOR pic.twitter.com/mMJMNFTXG4
— ArsenalNews24 (@afc24news) September 11, 2021
The Arsenal faithful, in turn, have since made clear their jubilance with the early promise showcased by their new right-full, with some of the best of social media highlighted below:
Standing ovation as Tomiyasu comes off for #AFC pic.twitter.com/ioxZ8cbuzj
— Archie Corbett (@archcorbett) September 11, 2021
What an absolutely lovely debut from Tomiyasu man 😍😍😍
— M (@fhnmariam) September 11, 2021
Tomiyasu was brilliant. Hope to see a lot more of him, @Arsenal.#ARSNOR #Arsenal #AFC #COYG #Gunners https://t.co/1DmFo9dqps
— Billy Yank (@BillyYank) September 11, 2021
What a game for Tomiyasu. I’m looking forward to seeing him play for the rest of the season.
— Brandon (@BrandonCortesTV) September 11, 2021
Tomiyasu makes a legend🇯🇵🗻🔥🙌
— Nozomu (@11nozo) September 11, 2021
the tomiyasu era is in full swing 🙌🏼🙌🏼 https://t.co/befGcEFF3g
— Last of the Smith Rowain Hughes (@Catchpool19) September 11, 2021
@johnh1886 told you Takehiro Tomiyasu was brilliant.
Great debut for him, especially with the pressure pic.twitter.com/I081f97D0s
— Antonio Mango (@AntonioMango4) September 11, 2021
Tomiyasu is a baller 😍😍 finally we have a good right back 😭
— Schrödinger’s cat 🎭 (@PeterrParkour) September 11, 2021
Happy with Tomiyasu, finally a big physical RB that can win headers. Rest of the team have been poor besides the opening 15 mins
— – (@RRRafc) September 11, 2021
Three points, a clean sheet and Tomiyasu having a great debut. I’ll say it’s a pretty good day for Arsenal given how horrible the season is so far. Baby steps
— Flappyhandski (@Faaabianskiii) September 11, 2021
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