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Arsenal loanee frustrated with lack of Championship action

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Miquel has spent three years at the Emirates. (©GettyImages)
Miquel has spent three years at the Emirates. (©GettyImages).

On-loan Arsenal man Ignasi Miquel is annoyed with his lack of game time for Championship outfit Leicester City, and vows to convince manager Nigel Pearson that he deserves a regular starting berth, reports Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old has made just one league appearance for the Foxes so far this season, and recognises that he needs to test teammates Wes Morgan and Liam Moore to boost his first-team prospects upon returning to north London.

"This is a very important year for me at Leicester. I have to show to myself and Arsenal what I can do and that I can play," he said.

"It has been a little frustrating because I haven't played many games so far, but I have to be realistic. Both the centre-backs, Wes and Liam, have been fantastic so far."

Miquel conceded that only the most in-form players deserve to start each week at any club in the world, and he must keep his head down in training to change his fortunes.

"You want to be in the team, but you have to be conscious of the fact they have been doing great.

"So I just have to keep training as hard as I can to convince the manager I am good enough to be starting.

"Competition is everywhere. That is football and I just have to prove myself."

The Spain Under-21 international has made a modest seven senior appearances for the Gunners since joining the club's youth academy in 2008.

However, he is determined to make his mark at Leicester City in a bid to vastly increase his opportunities for Arsene Wenger's side next season.

"I have try to get as much experience and games as I can. Then I must go back to Arsenal and try to get into the team. That will be very tough but that is what I plan to do."

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