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.