Arsenal have confirmed that Ryo Miyaichi has signed for Bolton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season.
The Japanese youngster has made two Carling Cup appearances this season but suffered an injury problem which set back his development. With the emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Miyaichi’s chances of first team football were limited so a loan to toughen him up and to get him better used to English football is a sensible move.
In recent weeks he’s spoken about the benefit of training with Thierry Henry, saying, “He was one of the players I really looked up to. It’s a priceless experience to play and train alongside him.
“Every minute detail in the way he plays is quality. You look at everything he does and he’s an example to behold. I try to watch players like Henry in training and watch what they do.
“He’s the player I want to be like.”
And while he might not find anyone of Henry’s class at the Reebok, playing regular football will do him the world of good and allow him to push properly for a first team place next season.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle is glad to have another of Arsene’s youngsters, saying, “He’s a very talented young player, who is quick and exciting,. He had a great spell on loan at Feyenoord last season.
“He’s a young player with tremendous promise and potential and hopefully at Bolton we can give him a platform on which he can display his qualities.”
Good luck, Ryo.