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Takehiro Tomiyasu agrees new Arsenal deal with Ben White set to follow


Takehiro Tomiyasu has signed a new deal (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has agreed a new deal to stay at the club, with the Gunners set to announce his extension in the coming days.

The Japan international has been in talks with the Gunners over a new deal in recent months and both sides had been keen for a quick resolution.

While primarily seen as rotational player, Mikel Arteta values Tomiyasu’s adaptability in different positions.

Tomiyasu currently earns around £50,000-a-week but the Sun say he will double his earnings to £100,000-a-week with a new four-year deal.

It’s said that Ben White, a £50m signing from Brighton in 2021, is expected to follow Tomiyasu in signing a new deal.

Arteta is keen for players to be rewarded for their good form, even if their contract is not near its expiry.

Tomiyasu’s deal is worth £100,000-a-week (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

White wants to stay at the Emirates, and the club expect to sign off a new deal in the coming weeks.

The likes of Martin Odegaard, William Saliba, Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale have all signed new deals in the last year.

Arteta wants a settled squad and now that the hard part of establishing a core has been done, he can add one or two players each summer depending on outgoings.

The Spaniard wants to sign a new full-back and a centre forward this summer.

The Arsenal board will hand Arteta a budget of around £100m.

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