‘Good News’ ‘Finally’ ‘Fantastic’ – Arsenal Fans Delighted As First Team Player Returns To Training

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has been pictured back in training with the first-team squad ahead of Tuesday night’s game against Porto.

The Japanese international has not played for the Gunners due to an unspecified injury since returning from the Asian Cup.

However, it now appears that Tomiyasu is fit and available for selection, with fans on X happy that the fullback is back in contention to play:

Tomiyasu has recently agreed a new contract

Although it hasn’t been made official yet, the 25-year-old is reportedly set to extend his contract at the Emirates. His current deal is due to expire at the end of next season.

Tomiyasu is expected to see his salary double from £50,000 to £100,000 a week after putting pen to paper. Considering his past injury record, though, it will be hoped that he can remain fit for longer spells.

An Arsenal injury update

In addition to Tomiyasu, Jurrien Timber has continued to build up his fitness by taking part in training sessions with the first-team squad.

It remains to be seen when the Dutchman will be deemed fit enough for a place on the bench but he is eligible for Champions League games, having been added to Arsenal’s list for the knockout stages back in February.

Gabriel Martinelli is still unavailable, having picked up a foot injury in the 6-0 win over Sheffield United last week.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.