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Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi is making a name for himself on loan at Feyenoord.

The Asian winger joined the Gunners after a couple of trial stints with the club last year, but was immediately loaned out by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in an effort to help the player gain first team experience.

His impact in Holland has been much bigger than many predicted though, with an impressive debut followed by a goal in the victory over Heracles last weekend.

The performances have led to sections of the Dutch media describing the player as the 'next Ronaldo', with a technique and passing ability that will fit in with the style of football that Arsenal play perfectly.

Still only 18, Miyaichi was courted by a number of top clubs across Europe before agreeing to join the Emirates outfit in January.

"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," Wenger told the official Arsenal website at the time.


SportsVibe report that the Gunners' coaching staff are closely monitoring the player's development in the Eredivisie, and the player could challenge for a first team position as soon as next season.

For now, the player is enjoying the experience of playing in the Netherlands, and hopes his good form continues before a return to north London.

"For me, it was a feeling of pure joy on the field. I'm delighted to have scored my first goal for Feyenoord. It was a great feeling to have my name chanted by the supporters. I am honoured to be a part of this team," said the player.

Arsenal will hope Miyachi's progression continues in earnest at De Kuip, and will look forward to welcoming him back to the club at the end of the season.

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