Takehiro Tomiyasu’s international teammate, Takefusa Kubo is the perfect back-up option to Bukayo Saka
Japan defeated Germany for the second time this year on Saturday thanks to an amazing performance. Takehiro Tomiyasu, a star for Arsenal, made a strong defensive play, while Takefusa Kubo, who played only the final 15 minutes, also drew the attention of many Arsenal supporters.
Takefusa Kubo, also known as Take Kubo, is a right winger from Japan who competes for Real Sociedad in Spain. Kieran Tierney, a former Arsenal left-back, joined Sociedad last week after being mentioned in a conversation between Kubo and Tomiyasu, two international teammates.
“You live close to Tierney, don’t you?” Tomiyasu questioned Kubo during the international break. In response, the assailant said, “Yeah, Tierney lives along the same street as my house,” something Tomiyasu already knew from speaking with his Emirates coworker. Kubo continued, “KT is a great man. He also speaks English that I can comprehend easily.
Takefusa Kubo transferred from Real Madrid to Real Sociedad in the summer of 2022 for about £6 million. After just one season of consistent first-team play, the 22-year-old’s transfer value has reached £25 million. The Japan international has nine goals and seven assists in La Liga during the 2022–23 season, and he has had a good start to this season with three goals and one assist in just four games.
Prior to succeeding at Real Sociedad, he played for FC Tokyo in Japan before going to Real Madrid in 2019. Despite being loaned out numerous times throughout his three-year stay at Los Blancos, he failed to make a single appearance for Los Blancos. But after a year of brilliant play for club and country, it seems the Japanese right-winger has settled down in Spain.
The Japanese forward said why Real Sociedad has been so pleased with his performance: “I am putting up really excellent stats. The situation is significantly better this year compared to previous seasons, when I wasn’t performing as well, which makes me delighted.
“La Real’s group game is one of the causes of this. Both the players and the fans find it to be quite appealing. I don’t recall a game where I didn’t have a chance, and I’m seizing the ones that have come my way.
🇯🇵 Takefusa Kubo (22) this season:
‣ 4 games in La Liga 🏟️
‣ 3 goals, 1 assist ⚽️
‣ 4 MOTMs in all four matches 🥇
🎯 2 assists in Japan’s 4-1 recent win over Germany
𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 form. 📈 pic.twitter.com/1pQbhFdxc9
— PurelyFootball ℗ (@PurelyFootball) September 10, 2023
Takefusa Kubo appears to be the ideal replacement for Bukayo Saka, who Arsenal is looking to replace. However, Real Madrid, who was also interested in re-signing the Japanese international following his outstanding performance for Real Soceidad last season, will put pressure on the Gunners to sign him.
Hopefully Takehiro Tomiyasu from the national team and Kieran Tierney from the club will convince Kubo that Arsenal would be a terrific place for him to advance his career. Although I’m confident he wouldn’t require much persuasion…