• Kyodo


Japan striker Takuma Asano expressed determination to make a success of his loan move from English Premier League giant Arsenal to German second-division outfit Stuttgart as he returned home for national team duty on Sunday.

Arsenal announced Friday that it was loaning out the 21-year-old Asano to Stuttgart, with manager Arsene Wenger saying the fleet-footed forward had been unable to acquire the work permit necessary for him to play in Britain.

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