Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano

Takuma Asano

Takuma Asano Profile

Born November 10, 1994
Komono, Mie, Japan
Position: Striker
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Previous Club(s) Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Japan forward Takuma became Arsenal’s second signing of the summer when he joined the club in July 2016, and will spend this season on loan at Bundesliga side Stuttgart.

Takuma was signed from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, where during a three-year spell he won the Japanese Super Cup every season, the J1 League twice and the J League Rookie of the Year award in 2015.

A senior international, Takuma represented Japan at Rio 2016 and scored twice - including a memorable backheel against Nigeria.

Nicknamed ‘The Jaguar’, Takuma is quick and direct and is considered one for the future by Arsene Wenger.