Arsenal starlet not carried away by Ronaldinho comparisons

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Arsenal youngster Ryo Miyaichi claims there is a 'world of difference' between himself and Ronaldinho after he was asked to comment on comparisons with the Brazilian legend.

Miyaichi earned the nickname 'Ryodinho' during an impressive loan spell with Eredivisie club Feyenoord shortly after he joined Arsenal on the final day of the January transfer window of 2011.

The 20-year-old Japan international, however, does not believe there is any merit in comparing him with Ronaldinho in this early stage of his career, although he is flattered by the assertion.

"I felt very accepted by the supporters at Feyenoord. I appreciated that nickname," Miyaichi told Arsenal Player.

"When it comes to comparing Ronaldinho and myself, there is still a world of difference, but I will try my best to get close to him."

Miyaichi is regarded as one of the most exciting youngsters on the books at Arsenal, but the winger has yet to be able to regularly establish himself as a regular member of Arsene Wenger's senior squad.

Following his loan spell in the Netherlands, Miyaichi has also gained experience during stints with Bolton and Wigan, but this season represents his first serious crack at the Arsenal first-team.

Miyaichi made his Premier League debut for Arsenal this term in the 3-1 defeat of Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium.

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