Arsenal revealed on Wednesday evening that their defender Takehiro Tomiyasu would be ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery.
Tomiyasu was substituted in their penalty shootout loss to Sporting Lisbon on Thursday evening. After the assessment of the injury, the team decided to have him undergo surgery in order to repair his right knee and therefore rule him out for the rest of the season.
Arsenal released a statement revealing the news. “Following his substitution during last Thursday’s Europa League match, subsequent assessments have confirmed that Takehiro Tomiyasu sustained a significant injury to his right knee.” Tomi has had successful surgery in London on Tuesday and will be ruled out for the remainder of this season. “Everyone at the club will now be working hard with Tomi so he can join pre-season training ahead of next season.” Read the statement.