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Arsenal defender TakehiroTomiyasu has been missing in action as far as preseason is concerned for the Gunners. The Japan international has not been with the Arsenal team since they started preseason at the start of last week. He has been absent after his involvement with Japan during last month’s set of international games. To this effect, the Japan star has missed the preseason friendly wins over Ipswich Town and Nuremberg. He’s expected to report back to training at the start of the new week.

Tomiyasu was missing from the Arsenal squad as they began their preseason friendlies this summer with the 5-1 thumping of English League One opposition Ipswich Town at their London Colney training ground last week Saturday. Eddie Nketiah was the star of the show after he scored a hat-trick during the game, while Albert-Sambi Lokonga was also on the scoresheet. Young Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun came off the bench to score the fifth Arsenal goal in the second half.