Takehiro Tomiyasu will receive a massive pay hike as Arsenal prepare to ramp up contract talks with the 25-year-old Japanese defender.

According to Football Insider, Takehiro Tomiyasu’s new contract at Arsenal will come with a massive pay hike. The 25-year-old defender currently earns £55,000-a-week in wages and will recieve a fair hike after growing in stature with Mikel Arteta’s squad.

Arsenal signed Takehiro Tomiyasu in the summer of 2021 for a sum of just under £20 million from Bologna. Many raised doubts about whether he would fit the system, considering they were all puzzled about his preferred position.

As it turns out, Tomiyasu can play in all the back four positions, as Arteta has used him predominantly at left-back this term. In the last few games, Tomiyasu has replaced Ben White after the Englishman suffered from a mild problem.

In the win over RC Lens, Tomiyasu provided two assists, and then another one on Saturday against Wolves. He has shown the ability to perform on both ends, with Arteta pleased with his application and understanding of tactics.

With his current contract ending in the summer of 2025, Arsenal have planned to open talks with Tomiyasu to extend his stay at the Emirates. With the new deal, the 25-year-old defender will receive a massive pay hike over his present £55,000-a-week wages.

The Japanese star has also managed to maintain his fitness for long periods. It was a significant concern since signing for Arsenal. After a stellar start to the season, in recent weeks, reports have linked Bayern Munich with Tomiyasu. The Gunners are keen on keeping him for the long run.

Tomiyasu is also uninterested in an exit from Arsenal, which could sway the way for the Gunners to ease his contract extension. Arteta had a vision to buy players at a young age and keep them as a core part of his team.

Tomiyasu, 25, is at an age where he could improve his levels and become an all-important star for the Gunners. His performances will attract the attention of many other clubs other than Bayern Munich. Arsenal are about to make a wise decision with this new contract for the defender.

They are also keen on extending Ben White’s deal, and there’s a feeling both these extensions will happen very close to each other. Arteta might also bring in a new defender in January, especially considering Tomiyasu will go away with Japan for the Asian Cup.

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