Takuma Asano comments on Arsenal move

Japan's Takuma Asano (R) and South Korea's Yeon Jeimin (L) fight for the ball.

The Japanese striker completed a move to Arsenal on Sunday.

Japan's Takuma Asano (R) and South Korea's Yeon Jeimin (L) fight for the ball.Japan's Takuma Asano (R) and South Korea's Yeon Jeimin (L) fight for the ball.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Japanese youngster Takuma Asano has shared his delight at securing a move to Arsenal.

The young striker will officially complete a move to the Emirates once he passes a medical and is granted his work permit.

He is Arsenal’s second signing of the summer after they completed a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka before the start of Euro 2016.

Switzerland's Granit XhakaSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka

While Xhaka will likely be a first team star next season, Asano will find himself in the club’s youth ranks as they eye him as one for the future.

It is a big step up for the 21-year-old nonetheless, and he says he is glad that he now has the chance to play overseas.

"I am glad that I can have a challenge overseas, which I have always wanted," he told Sky Sports.

"I want to play aggressively. I want to score many goals on the pitch, performing with my quick moves and eagerness."

Japan's Takuma Asano (R) and South Korea's Yeon Jeimin (L) Fight for the ball.Japan's Takuma Asano (R) and South Korea's Yeon Jeimin (L) Fight for the ball.

It now remains to be seen whether Asano will be the only new striker to arrive at the club this summer.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to add a striker to his squad this summer, especially given how Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott struggled for consistently last season.

He has already seen a move for Jamie Vardy fall throughout after he opted to stay with Premier League champions Leicester City next season and it will be interesting to see if Wenger targets a different centre forward instead.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch