Monday, May 20, 2024

Confirmed: Stuttgart seal second Asano loan

Arsenal have confirmed that Takuma Asano will spend another season on loan at Stuttgart.

The Japan international enjoyed a successful campaign at the Mercedes-Benz Arena scoring four goals in 26 appearances as Hannes Wolf’s side earned promotion back to the Bundesliga.

Asano, who signed for the Gunners last July from homeland side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, is yet to fulfil the necessary criteria to earn a UK work permit.

Regular football in Germany’s top flight should certainly stand him in good stead for a future career in the Premier League and increases his chances of making Japan’s World Cup squad for Russia 2018.

For the time being, we’ll have to wait to see him in an Arsenal shirt.

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Like Arsene, another person that has a name a bit like Arsenal.


Similar to Mourinho who has a name a bit like Scunthorpe Utd

Rambo sambo

Do you mean THE Uncle Arsene, who’s real name is Jimmy?


We need facebook-type reacts in here XD


As a 22 year old striker who scored 4 goals in the German second division I’m not sure I’m too excited about him being a future star at the club


Watch some of his highlights. He is pretty good with one on ones, assists/pre asissts well but mainly makes terrific runs down the flanks cause he is superbly paced. The highlights alone makes me hopeful of him being somewhat of a Vardy type striker


Except 100% less racist towards Asians than Vardy


You forgot to capitalize THE several times. It’s anatomy now.


And it’s autocorrect as well. Should read “it’s mandatory now.”


Did you even follow his season? He didn’t play as a striker, and he played well. Maybe he’ll never make it at Arsenal, but he’s a talented young player, and it takes more than reading the right-hand sidebar on a Wikipedia page to dismiss a player.

Cliff Bastin

Gonna miss his “groping the breasts of a large woman” celebration.

Little Mozart

Next season is the chance this lad needs. Stuttgart want to make an impact now and he has a chance to wow them.

David Hillier\'s luggage

I’m a tad worried about the work permit situation. Despite Asano’s having been in every Japan squad since signing for us, he might not hit the 75% needed, leaving it to the Exceptions Panel who take into account things like transfer fee & wages over first team game played.


Takuma matata.


It’s our trophy-free philosophy…

Sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂


Takuma Asano!
What a wonderful play
Takuma Asano!
He’s a passing craze

Takuma Asano!
He means no worries
For the rest of 17/18’s Premier League days
He’s Stuttgart’s problem-free philosophy
Takuma Asano!

My apologies…I’ve hit a wall at work….


Damn, I wondered why he wasn’t on the kit builder. I was going to order one Asano shirt, one Debuchy shirt and one with Yaya Sa-No-Goals on the back.


If he isn’t good enough for Arsenal, I reckon we’d still get a nice cheque for him. Who knows how he’ll do in the Bundesliga. He’s made a lot of starts, he’s clearly settled which is better than a lot of our other youngsters can muster (cough, Crowley). Longer loans are the future.

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