On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal fans were treated to a feast of five-star football and a 5-0 scoreline at the Emirates Stadium.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal defeated Premier League relegation rivals Sheffield United to move to second place in the rankings.
Eddie Nketiah’s hat-trick made him the uncontested man of the match, and Fabio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu also scored.
In the 96th minute, the 24-year-old scored his first goal for Arsenal, reacting quickly at the corner to shoot in from close range.
While commentating on the game, BBC Sport analyst Stephen Warnock mentioned how happy the Gunners bench was to witness Tomiyasu’s maiden goal for the club.
Disaster again in the Sheffield United defence, but the delight from everyone in the Arsenal set up is clear to see,” he said on Radio 5 Live, as per the BBC Sport website.
“The players and staff on the bench are on their feet applauding, Tomiyasu clearly a very popular figure within the club and with the fans.”
Arteta struck gold in bringing Tomiyasu to Arsenal – TBR View
Tomiyasu also nearly got himself an assist with a good run to the byline and was overall a bright spark for Arsenal.
The Japan international has been a great addition to the Gunners ranks. He was indispensable in his maiden season, though sadly an injury ruled him out for much of the second half.
Tomiyasu also had back luck last term, with knee surgery keeping him on the sidelines for a big chunk of the second half of the campaign.
And though he’s no longer a regular starter, his attitude continues to be superb, along with his contributions to the pitch.
The way Tomiyasu’s Arsenal colleagues celebrated his goal certainly shows how popular he is in the dressing room.
Mikel Arteta struck gold signing him – and for less than £20million, too.