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Arsenal have confirmed that forward Takuma Asano will spend a second season on loan at German club Stuttgart.

Stuttgart's sporting director said earlier this week that Japan international Asano, who is yet to earn a work permit to play in the Premier League, would remain with the Bundesliga club.

Arsenal confirmed the deal on their website on Thursday, saying "Takuma Asano has re-joined Bundesliga side Stuttgart on loan for the 2017/18 season. ... We'd like to wish him all the best for the upcoming campaign."

Asano joined the Gunners from Sanfrecce Hiroshima last summer before being sent on loan to Stuttgart, where he scored four goals in 26 games to help the team gain promotion to the Bundesliga.

Arsene Wenger made it clear when he bought Asano that the forward wasn't in his immediate plans, calling him "a talented young striker and very much one for the future. He has had an impressive start to his career in Japan and we look forward to him developing over the next couple of years."

The 22-year-old scored 11 goals in 56 J-League games for Sanfrecce, where he earned the nickname "the Jaguar" because his goal celebration involves him forming his hands into claws.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.

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