Arsenal legend Ian Wright demands apology from 'disrespectful' Sky Sports presenter over Takehiro Tomiyasu transfer jibe

ARSENAL legend Ian Wright has called for Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol to apologise for appearing to smirk when announcing the Gunners signed Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The Gunners paid £16m for the defender from Bologna in the summer – and he has immediately impressed under Mikel Arteta.

But Wright cannot forget the Japanese international's move to the Emirates being scoffed at on Sky Sports News.

The 58-year-old Gunners legend shared a clip of Solhekol discussing the transfer at the time – with him seemingly not impressed.

He captioned it: "Apologies as loud as the disrespect please!!!!! @SkyKaveh."

Solhekol says that Tomiyasu 'isn't really a right-back' – where the player has starred from so far this season.

He says: "You know we were talking about the right back Arsenal have signed, Tomiyasu, and I mentioned agents involved in the deal had contacted me to say 'Are any Premier League clubs looking for a right back?'

"I've just got a message to say: Tomiyasu was offered to most clubs in the Premier League.

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"He's a good player but the problem is he's not really a right back, nor is he a central defender. I'm not sure how he will get on at Arsenal.

"That is one of the agents who was trying to find him a club. We're just confirming the information we have, people were trying to place him at a Premier League club, and he's got a move to Arsenal."

Tomiyasu has gone on to make the right-back spot his own, with Hector Bellerin loaned out to Real Betis.

Cedric Soares is the current back-up.

Tomiyasu, 23, has played 15 times for Arsenal this season, but is yet to score his first Gunners goal.

He has also collected 28 international caps for Japan.

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