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Niall Owens Takes A Look At New Boy Miyaichi



The Latics completed the season long loan signing of Japanese international Ryo Miyaichi, from Arsenal on Monday evening.

The signing is a real coup for the Latics as they have beaten off a whole host of rivals to the signature who looks set to play an integral part in manager Roberto Martinez's side, this season.

He becomes the first ever Japanese player the club has ever had, and becomes the third addition to Martinez's squad so far this summer.

This will be Miyaichi's third loan spell away from parent club Arsenal since he joined them back in January 2011. He followed a spell with Feyenoord in Holland with a 6 month stint with Latics rivals Bolton at the back end of last season.

He went on to make 12 appearances for Bolton and netted in the FA Cup win at Millwall, but was unable to help in the fight against relegation.

To date his chances in the Arsenal first team have been limited to only League Cup ties, but he comes to the DW with a growing reputation as one of the hottest prospects to have come of Asian football.

He recently made his full international debut in May, when he appeared as a substitute against Azerbaijan, having made a number of squads prior. He has represented Japan across various age levels and exposure to first team football in the Premier League, will ensure that he becomes a feature of his national side.

Many believe long serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, was keen to see Miyaichi move to a club that plays a flowing passing style of football.

With the impending transfer of Victor Moses to Chelsea, Miyaichi is seen as the perfect short team solution as the market currently doesn't represent true value for money.

Having come through a full pre season with Arsenal, he is certain to be involved in the curtain raiser to the Latics eighth season amongst the elite.

Niall Joseph Owens

Read more from Niall on his blog laticsinanutshell.blogspot.co.uk


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Writer: Niall Joseph Owens Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 14 2012

Time: 3:35PM

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Really looking forward to seeing him play
worbo
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14/08/2012 15:38:00

Meh, should had bought him instead.
Tomken
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14/08/2012 21:56:00

This realy is going to be a good time to be a latics fan can`t wait for the season to start.
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15/08/2012 16:47:00

 

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