Takuma Asano impressing for Sanfrecce ahead of Arsenal move

Takuma Asano is showing impressive goal-scoring form for Sanfrecce Hiroshima ahead of his move to Arsenal.

Asano, 21, who has agreed a deal to join the Gunners this summer, scored twice over the weekend for his current team Sanfrecce in the J-League in a 4-2 loss to Kashima Antlers.

Arsenal announced an agreement earlier this month to buy the Japan international, but the transfer is still pending a medical and regulatory processes.

And while Arsene Wenger has hinted that the speedy forward needs time to develop before becoming part of his first-team plans, Asano celebrated the deal with an impressive brace.

His first goal against Kashima was a composed finish after running behind the defence to collect a pass in the area, while his second was a thumping strike from a difficult angle.

Wenger is reportedly trying to bring in another striker this summer, with Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette and Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata both having been linked with the Gunners.