Naoto Arai joins Tokushima Vortis on loan

Cerezo Osaka announce that defender Naoto Arai joins Tokushima Vortis on loan. The loan period is from February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023. Arai won't be allowed to play in all official games between Tokushima Vortis and Cerezo Osaka.

Naoto Arai Profile

■Date of Birth
October 7, 1996

■Place of Birth

■Height / Weight
173cm / 73kg


Kitazawa Kickers
FC Shibuya
Jissen Gakuen High School
Niigata University of Management
Albirex Niigata
Cerezo Osaka

■Playing Record
J1: 6 games / 0 goal
J2: 57 games / 1 goal
Emperor's Cup: 1 game / 0 goal

A year ago, when I received an offer despite my injury, I entered the year 2021 with great expectations. The camp started in a new environment, and I felt some difficulty in adapting to the team while playing games after games. Even so, I was able to gain an experience that I wouldn't be able to if I had not come here, and I was able to meet wonderful players that I would not have met if I had not come here. It was a wonderful time that I wouldn't trade for anything in the future. With the frustration I have experienced over the past year, I am determined to get back on my feet in a new place. I am sure I will see myself playing in front of you all again someday!