Why Takuma Asano left Arsenal

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By Jamie Spencer Japan striker Takuma Asano should have been familiar to Arsenal fans when he scored his country’s winning goal against Germany at the World Cup on Wednesday. Japan have been a permanent fixture of the World Cup since qualifying for the first time in 1998 and have reached the knockout stages on three occasions – 2002, 2010 and 2018. But victory over four-time champions Germany, coming back from a goal down, is arguably their biggest ever World Cup result to date. Ritsu Doan scored with just 15 minutes plus stoppage time remaining, cancelling out a first half penalty from German…

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