Former Arsenal striker Takuma Asano has shocked the world by helping Japan beat Germany at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Arsenal fans’ eyes were on Takehiro Tomiyasu today after he came on as a substitute at half-time. However, it was another Japanese player associated with the Gunners that stole the show.

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Former Arsenal striker Takuma Asano shocks Germany

Japan went into the game against Germany as the underdogs today and even conceded the first goal. They were 1-0 down at the break, and most people expected Hansi Flick’s side to take home all three points.

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The Japanese, however, had other plans, and Asano completed the turnaround with the winner in the 83rd minute.

Arsenal fans watching the World Cup all had the same thing to say – Arsene Wenger has done it again!

The legendary Frenchman signed Asano in 2016 from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Wenger called him a “talented young striker and very much one for the future,” but work permit issues stopped him from ever representing Arsenal.

After a bunch of loan spells, Asano was sold to Partizan Belgrade in 2019. He has turned it around since, and his performance off the bench against Germany today proved that.

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Arsene Wenger has done it again

If you, like us, went on Twitter after the game, we’re sure you would’ve seen tons of Arsenal fans saying the exact same thing about Asano – Arsene Wenger has done it again!

Here are 17 such tweets we came across today:

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