Wenger on Asano:
"What I see in him is the quality of his runs, his pace, his body strength and he is quite aggressive," Wenger told the club's website.
"You do not find many players today who go behind the defenders at every opportunity. That is one of his strengths.
"I must say, I’m personally a strong believer in him, because by coincidence I met the national coach of Japan and he is absolutely convinced by him."