Takehiro Tomiyasu looked very devastated while coming off for Arsenal

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Football Pundit noticed Takehiro Tomiyasu looking devastated when he came off for Arsenal in the match. Takehiro Tomiyasu had to come off inside 9 minutes after the match against Sporting Lisbon started. The Gunners lost the match against Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. Arsenal are out after agonizing defeat on penalties. However the Gunners did not had to wait till the penalties for their first heartbreak. Mikel Arteta had to make a change within the first nine minutes of the game. Takehiro Tomiyasu was taken off the pitch and was then replaced by Ben White as a right-back. Furthermore the Arsenal player collided with an opponent player which led to him landing awkwardly on the pitch. Unfortunately he couldn’t continue the match anymore. Moreover it was very evident that he was unhappy to come off this early in the match.

Takehiro Tomiyasu looked disappointed while coming off in the match

BBC journalist Mark Schwarzer noted that Takehiro Tomiyasu looked proper disappointed to come off early in the match. BBC Pundit noted, “Looks devastated does Takehiro Tomiyasu. It was just a really unfortunate fall from him as he got his studs stuck in the ground.” He further added, “But now there is an opportunity for Ben White to show Gareth Southgate what he is missing out on.” This has been a very difficult season for the Japanese international. In his first year following his move to Arsenal, he was a stalwart on the side. But this season has been a different story for him. Arteta intended to choose Ben White more a right back this season. This decision of his gave Oleksandr Zinchenko a chance to impress on the left-side of the pitch. Therefore Europa League came as a good opportunity for Tomiyasu to show his worth.

Arteta chose to make changes for the Europa League. However now the Gunners are out of the Europa League. Takehiro Tomiyasu however could still get some minutes in the Premier League if his injury is not serious. Arsenal will definitely be keeping a close eye on the player.

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