Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi gave Arsene Wenger an instant reminder of his ability on debut for Feyenoord.

The 18-year-old Japanese winger completed his move to the Gunners on deadline day in January, but immediately left Arsenal for the Eredivisie on a short-term loan deal.

"We’re delighted that Ryo Miyaichi has joined us. He trialled with us in the summer and has raw ability which has attracted many clubs around the world," said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after completing the deal for the former Chukyo High School star.

"We wish him luck in Rotterdam with Feyenoord and we look forward to helping him with his continued progression when he returns to Arsenal.”

Miyaichi was not expected to feature in first team activities at the Emirates for a couple of seasons, but his debut performance in Holland suggest he's capable of making the grade at the highest level.

The left-sided player played the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Vitesse, showing good technique and pace alongside glimpses of his wonderful raw talent.


Wenger is recognised for getting the best out of young talent in north London, and beat off string competition for the player's signature after a successful trial period at Arsenal.

Whilst Miyaichi will not return to England for the remainder of the season, his performance was a reminder to the French manager that another talented player is out on loan and eager to earn a chance in the Arsenal first 11.

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