Arsenal are reportedly keen on completing the signature of Japanese striker Takuma Asano in the next few days as the Arsenal manager has set his sights on strengthening his side’s attack for next season, according to the Mirror. The 21-year-old striker is currently playing for J-league side Sanfrecce Hiroshima in his homeland.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in the transfer market for a goal scorer as he is left with the inconsistent French man Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott as the only two recognized strikers in the squad, after Danny Welbeck got himself injured and his set to be out for couple of months.
Arsene Wenger is still hoping to seal the deal for the Japanese youngster, who has made the senior Japanese National team. The wonder kid is considered as one of the best youngster’s in Japan, and he is one for the future at Emirate.
The young Japanese has already confirmed that Arsenal have made contacts for his availability. Asano, however, knows that it is unlikely that he will get first team football at the Emirate and wouldn’t mind a lone move away from the Emirate, if he completes his switch to Arsenal.
“I was a little stunned. But I feel like I have the confidence to succeed wherever I go. If I am loaned elsewhere, my take on it is that I give it 100 percent,” Asano said, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
The North London club has earlier failed in their attempt to sign Leicester City star Jamie Vardy. Vardy played a key role in Claudio Ranieri’s title-winning squad last season, and his sensational form has attracted interest from Wenger, who activated his release clause.