Ryo Miyaichi is Arsenal’s forgotten man but he sent an emphatic reminder to the Gunners in the form of a stunning goal for FC Twente’s reserve side.
Miyaichi was loaned out to the Dutch side but has been playing more regularly for their reserve team, Jong FC Twente. Having been impressed of late, it is likely he may now be promoted to the first-team once again.
The 22-year-old played in Jong FC Twente’s 3-1 win over De Graafschap and scored a wonderful goal that offered a glimmer of optimism that he may yet fulfil his potential.
Miyaichi cut inside from the left and went past two players before firing the ball into the top right-hand corner of the goal. It was a wonderful finish.
The Japan international has endured a difficult time since signing for Arsenal back in 2011, making just one first-team and spending several spells on loan, initially in pursuit of a work permit.
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It would have been hoped that Miyaichi would be afforded plenty of first-team action following his move to Twente, starting only five times in the Eredvisie since joining the Dutch club in the summer.
Twente are currently on a run of four successive defeats and, if Miyaichi is not good enough to get into a struggling side, then it would appear unlikely he has great prospects at Arsenal.
At the age of 22, Miyaichi should be looking to be playing first team football and if FC Twente aren’t offering that, then there is no way Arsene Wenger will. It will inevitably lead to the winger heading out of the Emirates Stadium and finding a new club.
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