Takehiro Tomiyasu gets mammoth pay rise as Arsenal announce second new contract in a week

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Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has signed a new long-term contract, the club have confirmed.

The 25-year-old’s previous deal was set to expire in 2025, raising the possibility of a summer exit or a free transfer next year.

Tomiyasu has proved a bargain since arriving from Bologna for £17million

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Tomiyasu has proved a bargain since arriving from Bologna for £17millionCredit: Getty

However, the Japan right-back has now followed teammate Ben White by agreeing fresh terms with the Gunners.

It is understood Tomiyasu, who has made 55 Premier League appearances since signing for Arsenal in 2021, will see his wages double to £100,000-a-week.

Tomiyasu said: “I’m so happy to extend my contract because Arsenal is one of the best clubs in the world. And it’s a dream to play for this club, so I’m happy.”

He added: “I’m playing for Arsenal and this means I’m playing for Arsenal’s supporters. So that’s why I dedicate my life for this club, and for the supporters. I want to give them something back.”

The full-back has not played for Arsenal since December due to a combination of Asia Cup duty and injury.

He has provided vital cover for Mikel Arteta in recent years and the Gunners boss was delighted to secure his future.

Arteta said: “We are so pleased to have Tomi commit his future with us. Together with his natural ability and strength, Tomi’s attitude, mentality and values are first class.

“Tomi is loved by everyone and has been an integral part of the squad since joining us. The way he trains, with his desire and determination to be the best version of himself every day, is admirable.

Tomiyasu returned to the bench for the Champions League win over Porto

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Tomiyasu returned to the bench for the Champions League win over PortoCredit: Getty

“We look forward to continue working with Tomi in the future years.”

Sporting Director Edu added: “We are very excited to have Tomi with us for more years to come. He has huge qualities both on and off the pitch, and offers so much strength and versatility to our squad.

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“Tomi is a top professional and it’s great that he’ll continue to play an important role in the coming years, as we work towards achieving our goals.” 

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