Date: 8th September 2016 at 9:59am
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Arsenal manager has sung the praises of summer signing Takuma Asano, telling the club’s official website that the Japanese youngster has a bright future in the sport.

The 21-year-old forward has been added to the squad this summer after impressing in his homeland but his acquisition has flown under the radar to some extent.

Akano is already a Japan international, scoring twice in seven caps to date, while standout performances for Sanfreece Hiroshima convinced the North London side to swoop for the versatile forward.

Wenger has talked up the gifted attacker and believes that his positive attributes can make an impression in if he is given a chance to play for the Gunners.

“What I see in him is the quality of his runs, his pace, his body strength and he is quite aggressive,” Wenger told the club’s official website.

“You do not find many players today who go behind the defenders at every opportunity.

“I’m personally a strong believer in him, because by coincidence after I bought him I met the national coach of Japan and he is absolutely convinced about him.”

Arsenal have sent Asano out on loan to German side Stuttgart for the 2016-17 campaign, with the Japanese attacker seemingly more likely to get time on the pitch at the side than he is currently at Stadium.