Tomiyasu’s technical quality was key to Arsenal’s win vs Spurs.
•In his own third, his two-footedness allowed him to breach a press & also launch quick counters
•In the final third, his inverted role allowed Saka to stay high & wide and he also connected well with the midfield.
Takehiro Tomiyasu had more touches (67) and made more ball recoveries (8) than any other Arsenal player against Tottenham.
He is yet to be dribbled past by an opponent in the Premier League this season.
Being able to receive the ball from so many different angles and play out under pressure, is such a valuable tool for how Arteta wants to build up.
Remember when Sky Sports acted as if they got a text from Tomiyasu’s agent on deadline day saying that he had been offered to most Premier League clubs but been passed up on? The actual audacity.
Tomiyasu: "It was a special day for me... Especially to do that at Emirates Stadium as well - it was just wonderful. I can tell you that I've never heard a sound like that before - never in my life. So it was really special for me. I will always remember it."
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