ARSENAL legend Ian Wright has called for Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol to apologise for appearing to smirk when announcing the Gunners has signed Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Gunners paid £16m for the defender from Bologna in the summer – and he has immediately impressed under Mikel Arteta.
But Wright cannot forget the Japanese international’s move to the Emirates being scoffed at on Sky Sports News.
The 58-year-old shared a clip of Solhekol discussing the transfer at the time – with him seemingly not impressed.
He captioned it: “Apologies as loud as the disrespect please!!!!! @SkyKaveh.”
Solhekol says that Tomiyasu ‘isn’t really a right-back’ – where the player has starred from so far this season.
He says: “You know we were talking about the right back Arsenal have signed, Tomiyasu, and I mentioned agents involved in the deal had contacted me to say ‘Are any Premier League clubs looking for a right back?’
“I’ve just got a message to say: Tomiyasu was offered to most clubs in the Premier League.
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“He’s a good player but the problem is he’s not really a right back, nor is he a central defender. I’m not sure how he will get on at Arsenal.
“That is one of the agents who was trying to find him a club. We’re just confirming the information we have, people were trying to place him at a Premier League club, and he’s got a move to Arsenal.”
Cedric Soares is the current back-up.
Twenty-three-year-old Tomiyasu has played 15 times for Arsenal this season, but is yet to score his first Gunners goal.
He has also collected 28 international caps for Japan.
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