Arsenal target Kakitani destroys one of the world's best teams

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Arsenal target Yoichiro Kakitani impressed as Japan beat Belgium.

Arsenal were credited with interest last month in Japanese sensation Yoichiro Kakitani.

Kakitani plays for Shinji Kagawa's former side Cerezo Osaka - and has netted 22 goals in 39 games for his club so far this season.

The 23-year-old was in sensational form last night as he inspired Japan to an impressive 3-2 away win against FIFA ranked fifth best team in the World, Belgium.

After Kevin Mirallas' opener for the Belgians, Kakitani's movement outfoxed Toby Alderweireld and Daniel van Buyten to head powerfully home from inside the penalty area. 

He was selected in a further forward position than usual, operating as a striker, and caused problems for Belgium all game - which certainly will have been noted by scouts of Arsenal, in dire need of forward options.

After creating a chance for teammate Makoto Hasebe just before half-time which was well-saved by Liverpool stopper Simon Mignolet, he managed to register an assist in the second half.

Keisuke Honda scored the second, before Kakitani's sumptuous flick let in Shinji Okazaki to volley home.

You can check out his goal and assist below, with the assist coming at 0:25 in the second video.

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