Wright says he loves it when Tomiyasu starts a game for Arsenal

The Japan international was Arsenal’s first-choice right-back for a time when he arrived before Ben White took his spot, and while he may not start that often these days, he’s always solid when called upon.

Speaking on the Wrighty’s House Podcast, Ian Wright has given Tomiyasu some special praise after his performance against Sevilla this week, and the pundit says that he’s always happy to see the £17m man in the Arsenal starting XI.

The pundit shared how much of a fan he is of Tomiyasu.

“I’m always happy to see Tomiyasu start because nothing is getting past him,” Wright said.

“He’s so reliable, his strength, positional awareness, when he gets on the ball he has no problem passing the ball progressing it. It’s very rare you see anyone get past him, he’s just a dependable player, 8/10 every week.”