Takuma Asano has expressed his determination to make his loan transfer from Arsenal to Stuttgart a success as the Japanese forward returned home for national duty on Sunday.
Arsenal signed Asano, 20, for a reported £800,000 from Japanese outfit Sanfrecce Hiroshima earlier on in the summer and although, he was seen as a prospect and not expected to go straight into the Gunners squad, Asano was unable to secure a work permit that will make him eligible to ply his trade in England.
Boss, Arséne Wenger announced on Friday that Asano has been unable to get a work permit and as such, he has to be farmed out on loan to Bundesliga side, Stuttgart.
“I think there is a difference [in quality] between the first and second divisions but the level in the second tier is still very high”, Asano told reporters at Tokyo’s Aneda airport.
“[Stuttgart] is a good club and I want to get games and deliver results.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal got their first three points of the campaign as they saw off Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, with goals from Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil securing the win for Wenger’s men.
The Arsenal manager also said in his post-match interview that the Gunners have completed the signings of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez from Valencia and Deportivo La Coruna respectively.