Date: 3rd August 2019 at 6:06am
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have sold to Partizan Belgrade for £1m though it’s rather unlikely you’ve ever even heard of the 24-year-old.

The Japan international joined in 2016 from Sanfrecce Hiroshima but never even played a single minute for the club.

Asano was refused a work permit by the Premier League and was duly sent out on loan to side VfB for two successive seasons.

Last season he spent time on loan again in the with Hannover 96 and has made 18 appearances for his national side but didn’t make their 2018 squad.

Fans took to to share their thoughts on the departure.

One supporter labelled the signing as “bizarre” whilst another said it was a weird signing, saying it was a good thing that left the club as the club would have ended up with similar signings this summer.

Others said the player never had a chance to prove himself whilst one Gooner asked the club to wire the £1m to Celtic to push over the Kieran Tierney deal.

You can read the best of the reaction below: