Arsenal whizzkid wanted in Holland again

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Feyenoord are keen to take Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi back on loan next season.

The Asian sensation proved a hit in the Eredivisie after moving their on loan in January, just days after signing professional forms at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger hinted in May that he would consider including the Japanese teenager in first team activities next season, and highlighted some of the players positive aspects recently.

"I have only [heard] positive reports about him. He will be with us in pre-season. I think he is good enough but if he is ready enough to have a place in our team, we will ask for a work permit and try to get him in," said Wenger.

"What I like about Ryo is that he has good timing with his runs and understands when to go and where to go. That is something very important. He knows how to use his pace and he is an intelligent player.

"He is a boy who went straight from school football to professional football and straight away was the best player in Feyenoord."


Mario Been is thought to be keen on taking the player back to Holland though, and technical director Martin van Geel is well aware that the player would add value once again at De Kuip.

"Ryo has definitely been of great value to us. The lad has done very well with us but we also have to look at our own players," Van Geel is quoted as saying today.

"In Sekou Cisse and Jerson Cabral we have two players able to work just as well as Ryo in the same position. We cannot turn a blind eye to that.

"Therefore we will go through everything and then make a considered decision whether it is wise to bring in Ryo."

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