Arsenal’s latest signing, Takuma Asano, says he’s long wanted the challenge of playing abroad and is keen to show his prowess in front of goal.
Although he’s likely to be loaned out next season – with a number of Bundesliga clubs reportedly interested – he’s looking forward to showing people what he can.
“I am glad that I can have a challenge overseas, which I have always wanted,” he said.
“I want to play aggressively. I want to score many goals on the pitch, performing with my quick moves and eagerness.”
Quick moves and eagerness sounds a bit like a rejected Oasis album title, but still.
For a bit more on him, this interview with a writer for Japan News is interesting. He describes Asano as, “Incredibly fast and particularly good at one-on-ones. He is perhaps more of an instinctive finisher though, and is slightly less accurate when he has time to think.”
Can’t think who that reminds me of … still, the whole thing is worth a read.