Arsenal defender has opened up about his injury nightmare following news that he will miss the rest of the season.
The Japan international picked up a in the exit to Sporting Lisbon that required surgery this week.
It is a blow for the Gunners, who are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League with 10 games left as they look to lift their first top-flight title since 2004.
The north club hoping to have Tomiyasu back in time for in the summer ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
The 24-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday and posted: ‘Heads up and stay positive.
‘I believe that this is the opportunity to be a better person and player.
‘Thank you for your warm message(s) and support. See you soon!!!’
Although Tomiyasu has mainly been used as a back-up to Ben White at right-back this season, his absence increases the strain on a back-line that is also without William Saliba for the next few weeks.
The Frenchman also picked up an injury in the defeat to Sporting and missed Sunday’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, with Rob Holding stepping in.
Arsenal return to action after the international break when they host Leeds United on April 1.
Gunners legend Ian Wright as Arsenal players link up with their respective countries.
‘You don’t want to lose someone like Thomas Partey for any amount of time,’ he told The Kelly & Wrighty Show.
‘. But they seem to have taken the [injury] hits up until this point.
‘That’s one thing people criticised Arsenal for and said, ‘let’s see when you get injuries to your key players’ – we’ve had injuries to all of our main players, and still amongst it.
‘It’s now how they finish off with the pressure that is going to ramp up for these last games with the injuries that may come.’