TAKEHIRO TOMIYASU is set to sign a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the defender has already agreed terms with the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta was reportedly eager to tie him down to a new deal.
Arsenal fans were thrilled to wake up to news of the defender’s contract extension on Monday morning, with one person tweeting: “Mr irreplaceable is here to stay. COYG.”
Another added: “Good news on a Monday morning.”
A third wrote: “A big part of our squad when fully fit. Great move by Arsenal to extend his deal.”
While a fourth commented: “What a start to the day.”
Tomiyasu joined Arsenal in a £20million transfer from Bologna in 2021 and has since made 73 first team appearances.
The Gunners are also in talks with Ben White over a new deal.
Arteta wants to keep the nucleus of his squad together until 2027 and beyond.