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Arsenal striker Takuma Asano inspired by Leicester attacker Okazaki

Arsenal striker Takuma Asano says he sees Leicester City attacker Shinji Okazaki as a role-model.

Asano is currently on-loan with VfB Stuttgart.

He told arsenal.com: "Shinji Okazaki plays in the same position as me and is also very successful in the Premier League, so he is the one that I aspire to become. I hope to get closer to him as a player.

"When Shinji scores, it's always broadcast in Japan. When he scores, I can hear the supporters roaring and that made a big impression on me. It's not only that – when I play for Japan with those who play in Europe, I can feel how great these players are. So I hope to hear the roar before sharing my joy with the supporters!"

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