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!"