Arsenal teen 'has everything' to be a star in the future

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Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi has shown his potential this season after an impressive loan spell with Feyenoord came to an end.

The Japanese teenager moved to the Emirates in January, but was immediately sent out to the Eredivisie on loan in an effort to gain some valuable first team football at De Kuip.

His impact for Mario Been's side has surely been beyond expectations, with 12 starts and three goals in a spell that earned rave reviews from the Dutch press. Comparisons with Ronaldinho have even been made, although Miyaichi has many different qualities to his game.

A Chūkyōdai Chūykō High School graduate, the 18-year-old appears to have bags of potential and journalist Jaap De Groot believes Arsenal have a star of the future in their midst.

“He has got everything; he has got speed, he is very direct, he has skill, he can take people on, he scores goals and he has good technique. He loves the game as well. He is young and needs to mature but he is a very interesting player and could definitely be a star in the future," the De Telegraaf writer told the official Arsenal website.


“He is a great talent and a pure football player. He is an uncomplicated player who just wants to play his game. He played from the left side and that meant he was not forced to defend a lot and he could play his game. Arsenal’s decision to send him to a Dutch club has been a very good choice.

"The fans embraced him. They loved his fresh attitude, his pure attitude. He comes on the pitch and goes his own way. He has good technique and only wants to do one thing, go as fast as possible to the goal."

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