‘How did we let him go’ – Arsenal followers fume as former striker impresses in opposition to Man United
Former Arsenal striker Takuma Asano began for Partizan Belgrade of their Europa League conflict in opposition to Manchester United on Thursday night time.
Taking part in off the left, the Japanese worldwide was given the prospect to remind his former followers what they have been lacking.
The 24-year-old didn’t make a single look for the Gunners following his arrival from Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the summertime of 2016.
Talking on the time of his arrival, then-manager Arsene Wenger advised the official membership website: “What I see in him is the standard of his runs, his tempo, his physique energy and he’s fairly aggressive.
“You don’t discover many gamers at present who go behind the defenders at each alternative.
“I’m personally a powerful believer in him, as a result of by coincidence after I purchased him I met the nationwide coach of Japan and he’s completely satisfied about him,” the Frenchman added.
Asano moved to second tier Bundesliga aspect VfB Stuttgart on mortgage, the place he remained till the top of the 2017/18 season. In August 2018 he joined fellow 2 Bundesliga aspect Hannover 96.
Along with his possibilities of first group soccer restricted on the Emirates, Asano was ultimately offered in the summertime on a everlasting deal to present aspect Partizan.
And having impressed together with his tempo and footwork in opposition to Manchester United, some Arsenal followers took to social media to muse upon what might have been.