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Japan forward Takuma Asano is set for a move to Arsenal after the Premier League club agreed a deal in principle with Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the clubs announced Sunday.

The 21-year-old, who last week was named in the 18-man squad for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will complete his move pending a medical and becomes the third Japanese player to play for the Gunners after Junichi Inamoto and Ryo Miyaichi.

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