Takehiro Tomiyasu set to undergo Arsenal medical in Italy

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna.

According to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath, a doctor from the club will fly out to Italy this afternoon.

The player will undergo his medical before completing his move to the Premier League.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, with Tottenham Hotspur mentioned as a potential destination.

However, seems that the Gunners have stolen a march on their rivals and are set to sign the versatile player.

Tomiyasu can operate at centre-back and full-back. His versatility will be a bonus for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners could lose Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles before the window closes and the decision to sign Tomiyasu makes plenty of sense.

The Londoners have been really vulnerable at the back this season and signing a quality defender is no surprise.

He could complete the back-four alongside Kieran Tierney, Gabriel and Ben White, giving Arsenal a stronger base to work from.

The Japanese international has proven his quality in Serie A and Arsenal will be hoping that he adapts quickly to the Premier League.

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