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Latest news: What is the condition of Tomiyasu after he withdrawn from Japan’s squad

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Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has been withdrawn from Japan’s squad ahead of the friendly against Ecuador.The decision to withdraw the 23-year-old from the Japan squad has now struck fear amongst supporters that Tomiyasu has picked up another injury ahead of an important run of fixtures in October.

There is no indication yet from the Japanese FA that the 23-year-old has suffered another fitness problem and instead the decision has been made “due to club circumstances”, hinting Arsenal had an agreement over the player’s participation for this international break. Tomiyasu played the entirety of his country’s 2-0 friendly win over the USA on Friday but will now head back to north London.

The full statement reads: “We would like to inform you that defender TOMIYASU Takehiro (Arsenal) will be withdrawing from the SAMURAI BLUE ahead of the KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2022 Ecuador National Team match on September 27th due to club circumstances.”

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