Miyaichi set for Japanese Olympic team

Ryo Miyaichi - Bolton

While there has been much debate over Jack Wilshere’s potential involvement with ‘Team GB’ for this summer’s Olympic football tournament, there are other Arsenal players who may end up involved.

Both Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs have been tipped for Stuart Pearce’s side while today it has emerged that Ryo Miyaichi is set to take part.

The Technical Committee of the Japanese Football Association will today furnish clubs with the necessary documentation asking them to release players for the tournament.

Miyacihi, currently on loan at Bolton, is unlikely to face the kind of opposition from Arsene Wenger he feels toward Jack Wilshere’s involvement. As he’s still learning the game this could prove to be a useful learning experience for him.

Since joining Bolton on loan in January, the Japanese winger has made 12 appearances for the struggling Trotters but gained plaudits from Owen Coyle for his performances.

“He shows unbelievable quality,” said Coyle. “He’s brave and he’s got an unbelievable temperament about him. I am just excited by everything. He continues to grow, develop and I believe he will have a big impact in his remaining games.”

His loan spell looks to have been a successful one but even that would only put him on the fringes of the Arsenal first team squad, therefore his Olympic call-up wouldn’t impact on our pre-season preparations too greatly.

Hat-tip @RYO_cleverfish


  1. After years of hating Bolton for their clodhoppery ways under Fat Sam, I must say I do like the way Owen Coyle helps with the development of our youngsters.

    It’s a 2 way street obviously, but all the same, seems a good bloke.

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    • Yeah and I love the way he said “I’m just excited by everything” I had a dog like that once……..

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      • chaitr pratipada 2069 ka shubh agman par predash,desh ar vishw samaaj ka sabbi bhai-bandon tai hardik shubhkamna.aaj ka din biti log jada se jada gadhwali-kumayuni ma bwalen,likhen.yan se bhasha ar sanskriti dwee samriddh hola.

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    • they did a great job with jack, and I think he learnt loads there. it’s also great to get out of the comfort zone of our academy, and find out what life could be like if they don’t work hard enough for it.
      only a positive thing.

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    • Bolton actually plays some attractive football now with Coyle, its not the usual hoof it up to Kevin Davies (although last game they seem to have regressed) garbage that they played under Big Sam. I hope them and wigan stay up. I really hope aston villa go down just because McLeish is such a humongous cunt and they’ve looked terrible this season, even when they had Bent. Also really wish QPR goes down too, that would be hilarious with their heavy investment and that horrible twat of a manager they’ve got….and joey barton, thr most pathetic and stupid footballer since robbie savage

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    • He’s a genuinely nice guy mate. There’s a lot of folk from round here – Burnley way – not the bfc fans strangely, that think a lot of him. He was very into the community and like you said he’s done good things at Bolton despite their league position.

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    • yeah they seem to learn that at bolton, look at jack, in fact even some of our first team squad, cough “theo” cough ,could learn a thing or two about working hard the entire 90 minutes

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      • Don’t start this Theo shit again please. The stats don’t lie if you can’t watch a game objectively.

        As for our Streetfighter lad, good for him. It’ll do him good hopefully and fingers crossed he’ll kick arse for us next season.

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      • Apart from Rosicky can you say any of our players do?

        It just seems to me that, thankfully only a small portion of ‘fans’ now, set their opinion on someone and then regardless of fact hold on to that opinion and refuse to budge continuing to spout tired old rhetoric at every given opportunity.

        Theo always works its just sometimes he’s not always effective. The same again can be said for all the top talent bar a few. This season has seen a massive improvement in his work rate and delivery.

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      • no im sorry but for me the stats dont matter,i look at the performances of each match and i have to say that a lot of the times all he does is contribute an assist or a goal then go downhill the rest of the match with sloppy passing and poor work-rate, and that leaves us almost playing like 10 men and gives the opposition to counter and get a foothold in the match, for me, its nothing personal but i think hes best used as a super sub, not a whole 90 min player. Hes a great player for almost any team in the epl but not for an arsenal team who wants to challenge for titles and cl glory, for that we need an excellent winger who plays the whole 90 mins,has great passing, vision, pace,accuracy and a never say die attitude, can you honestly say walcott ticks all the above boxes

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  2. Fuck all this, who have we signed today?

    I *demand* the signing of an obscure and youthful yet outrageously talented winger, spotted playing on the lower slopes of the Himalayas in the Tibetan League. Furthermore he must spend 2 seasons of purgatory on loan somewhere inappropriate in Europe before being moulded by Owen Coyle into a first teamer. Then Yetidinho will rule the Grove!

    Enough of all this off-the-shelf experienced intenational goalscorer nonsense.

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      • I heard from a ‘source’ (my mate) that Arry didn’t get the job because Trevor Brooking hasn’t spoken to him since he did the dirty on his mate, Billy Bonds, to get the Weat Han job. Who’d have thought Arry can’t be trusted?

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  3. Ass fuckin outrayjus at is. Wod joo fink I am?

    Arm a top clarse manija I am. Sort a dee erf. Neva tuckt anywon up me! U arsk jim smif.

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  4. Isn’t it wonderful that the glory-hunters of Kent and Essex are now enduring an Arsenalesque collapse of their beloved Red Devils? Watching Man United blow an “unassailable” eight point lead is almost as good as seeing us take the title.

    Yes, I don’t particularly like the Middle Eastlanders either – and it’s gonna piss me off watching the Lesbian with the Premier League trophy – but the sheer pleasure of slagging off my “Cockney Reds” colleagues at work is unmatchable.

    Now if only WE could do that to United next season…

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    • agree, can’t understand why anyone wants the glazerhawks to take the title

      fact of the matter is demento winning yet another fucking title = one more year before we overhaul them

      citeh are still far enough behind for it not to matter

      plus it’s a fucking worthless title as it was bought if city win it. one that can be easily dismissed.

      utd winning it would represent genuine and impressive achievement with poor resources, something that makes the prospect even more appalling given the gobshite cockney reds around

      blimey did i just agree with fatgooner heheh

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    • “Arsenalesque collapse”? Sorry, no. That would be going pear-shaped early or mid season and then pulling it back to a semblance of order at the end.

      Now, there is a club legendarily known to “always let you down”. i.e. guaranteed to suddenly be completely shit come squeaky bum time, regardless of any earlier form. Now who would that be?

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  5. Off topic, I know he’s a City cunt now but I just happened upon a great article about former Gunner David Platt (who I was delighted to meet when I was about 12) from the Guardian. I’d like to share an excerpt that made me laugh out loud at work:

    “While writing this article I conducted a brief internet survey into its possible sources, the answers to which focused almost entirely on his appearance, with Platt described as “resembling an almond” and (many times) as having an upsettingly fat head (although this is inaccurate as his head just looks a little inflated and distended, like a balloon filled with water, giving him from a distance the look of a man whose head is struggling to emerge from inside a mask of another head).”

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