- Takehiro Tomiyasu joins from Bologna and Hector Bellerin loaned to Real Betis
Takehiro Tomiyasu can play as a right-back or centre-back; 22-year-old joins Arsenal from Serie A side Bologna; Gunners’ north London rivals Tottenham were also keen on signing Tomiyasu this summer; defender has 23 caps for Japan
The 22-year-old Japan international underwent a medical in Italy on Tuesday and has signed a four-year deal with Arsenal, with the option of a fifth.
The Gunners had also been keen on signing Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal, but the 22-year-old’s preference was to move to Spurs.
Hector Bellerin has joined Real Betis on loan until the end of the season.