Arsenal right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu has insisted he isn’t terrified of competitors for minutes after dropping his beginning spot to Ben White.
William Saliba’s arrival on the coronary heart of Arsenal’s defence has seen White shifted out to the fitting, leaving Tomiyasu pressured to simply accept a spot on the bench.
The Japan worldwide has featured seven occasions within the Premier League this season however is but to start out and has racked up a complete of 72 home minutes to this point, doubling that throughout his two Europa League outings.
“For me it doesn’t matter which competitors I play. Even whether it is Europa League or a cup sport, I wish to assist the crew on the pitch,” Tomiyasu mentioned. “However if you wish to get again your place you need to be a lot, significantly better.
“If you’re taking part in in an enormous membership, like Arsenal, there’s at all times competitors with the opposite gamers. Competitors makes me rather a lot higher. To be honest, [White] is doing very nicely, he’s doing incredible. I have to study from him numerous issues in the course of the coaching classes as nicely.”
Tomiyasu impressed in Europe in opposition to Bodo/Glimt on Thursday and is now hoping to maintain his place in opposition to Liverpool who, he insisted, can’t be underestimated regardless of their poor begin to the brand new season.
“Liverpool continues to be Liverpool,” he harassed. “In fact it is not going to be a simple sport.
“As I mentioned everybody must be serving to the crew. However we’re higher than final season and we’re assured to beat them. We’ve got no worry. We’re taking part in at dwelling with 60,000 individuals behind us. We have to attempt to get three factors.
“To be honest, the ambiance of the dressing room is superb. We’re assured and we’re high of the League. We’re able to beat them. We’ve got acquired numerous video games in October till the World Cup, so each participant must be able to play, to assist the crew.”