Ryo Miyaichi believes that his time spent on loan in Holland has helped the 18-year-old get used to life abroad, with the youngster still settling into the Emirates.
Miyaichi was purchased by Arsene Wenger at the start of the year, and immediately went on loan to Feyenoord. The youngster returned to London in the summer, and played in Arsenal’s Carling Cup match-ups with Shrewsbury Town and Bolton.
And the Japan Under 19 international says that his time on loan has helped him understand the pressure of playing professional football.
"It wasn't a big shock really [moving to Arsenal], especially because I spent six months in Holland with Feyenoord," Miyaichi told the Gunners official website.
"The real shock was the difference in football between the Dutch league and the Premier League. It's a big change in level so I feel I need to get used to the style of the game here.
"I have been learning technique, tactics and physicality, and there have been a lot of new things over the past few months. I believe in Arsenal and know that I will get better as my time here continues."
Miyaichi admitted that he has had some problems with communicating in England, but the winger is learning fast, and believes that he’s improved immensely over the past six months.
"I was trying to speak English in Holland, because I had to, so my use of the language improved,” he explained.
"But then it was a real shock to see the difference in accent here in London, and it's often very difficult to understand what people are saying!"
Miyaichi will be hoping to get more mentions in the senior squad for Arsenal, and his experience in Cup matches will no doubt be drawing the attention of Wenger.
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