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Arsenal legend Ian Wright was impressed with Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu after he made his debut for the North London giants during their Premier League win over Norwich City at the weekend.


Ian Wright gave his verdict on Tomiyasu while he was spending during the Match of the Day coverage on BBC. According to him, the Japan national team utility player had a fantastic debut as far as his first Arsenal game is concerned. Ian Wright and other Arsenal fans would have been delighted with what they saw of Tomiyasu during the Premier League home meeting with Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal signed Tomiyasu from Serie A outfit Bologna on the final day of this summer’s transfer window. The Gunners paid a little over £16m to secure his transfer as he was brought in as the like-for-like replacement for Hector Bellerin. Spanish international Bellerin left Arsenal to join Real Betis on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day.

Tomiyasu started the Norwich City game on the right side of the Arsenal defence and the Japanese impressed on and off the ball before he was subbed off for Emile Smith-Rowe just past the hour mark as the Gunners went in search of the opening goal of the game. In the end, the attacking substitution worked as Pierre-EmerickAubameyang scored on 66 minutes to win the game for the Gunners after good work from fellow African Nicholas Pepe. Arsenal skipper Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game to give his team the first points of the new Premier League season.

Aubameyang and Arsenal started the new Premier League campaign with three straight defeats at the hands of the London duo of Brentford and Chelsea plus defending champions Manchester City. The Gunners would be hoping to build on the win over Norwich City when they travel to take on Burnley away from home at the weekend. The Clarets will play hosts to Arsenal at the Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.