The Gunners have announced the signing of the 21-year-old Japan international from Sanfrecce Hiroshima, with Arsene Wenger heaping praise upon the talented young striker

Arsenal have secured a deal to sign Japan striker Takuma Asano from Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

The Gunners confirmed on Sunday that a deal has been agreed in principle “subject to the completion of a medical and regulatory processes”.

Arsenal did not give any details over the length of deal that has been agreed with Asano, but manager Arsene Wenger was delighted to land the 21-year-old.

Wenger said: “Takuma is a talented young striker and very much one for the future.

“He has had an impressive start to his career in Japan and we look forward to him developing over the next couple of years.”

Asano has five senior caps for Japan after making his debut against North Korea in August 2015 and scored his first goal against Bulgaria last month.

He has also been named in the country’s Under-23 squad to play in the Rio Olympic Games next month.

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