Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to offer mixed feelings about their latest signing.
The 21-year-old Japan international will officially complete a move to the Emirates Stadium once he passes a medical and is granted his work permit.
He becomes Arsenal's second signing of the summer transfer window, with the Gunners also having completed a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Unlike the Swiss international though, Asano is not likely to be a first-team star next season, with him instead firmly viewed as one for the future.
Indeed, it is believed that Arsene Wenger’s side have beaten off stiff competition from a number of clubs for his signature.
As with every signing, the club’s fans have taken to Twitter to offer their views and it is fair to say that this time the opinions are mixed.
So apparently, the former Leicester City scout that found Kante/Mahrez is the same person who found the Asano guy. A little positivity there— Uzor Anyanwu (@UzorMarchieda) July 3, 2016
Asano is not one for the future but one for the shirt sales, bank balances and the global brand of Arsenal in Asia, don't believe the hype..— Jimmy Chilides ⚽ (@Jimmy_Chilides) July 3, 2016
If Asano was found by the scout we got from Leicester that found Mahrez and Kante, I'm willing to give him a chance— Sub (@scxk_96) July 3, 2016
At first I was like who the hell is Takuma Asano?? Then Checked out YouTube.. Now I know why we got him.. Looks solid.— LowKey (@Dj_Kabati) July 3, 2016
Asano isn't going to play reserve team football. He's signed for the first team.— Best Since Day 1 (@KurtSymington10) July 3, 2016
Wonder what the point of asano is. He wont play. He will score a cracker in the league cup and be branded s**t by the aftv morons— James 'yautja' Lee (@Arbalest506) July 3, 2016
My only hope for Takuma Asano is that he could be given enough chance to prove his worth. If not, hes gonna be just another asian player.— Brozović (@bro_arsenal) July 3, 2016
Arsenal fans will now be hoping that Asano is not the only striker to arrive at the club this summer.
It is widely accepted that they are in need of a world-class forward if they are to properly challenge for honours next season and beyond.
They have already seen Jamie Vardy turn down a move and it will be interesting to see if Wenger makes a move for a different striker in this transfer window.