The Dutch giants Feyenoord very kindly took the young Japanese starlet Ryo Myaichi on loan in January after Arsene Wenger failed in his bid to get a “special talent” work permit for the 18 year-old.
The youngster scored on his debut for Feyenoord and soon became a regular starter. He impressed all and sundry with his silky skills and mesmerising runs, which of course the Dutch side fully reported to Wenger and his scouts.
He did so well that Wenger has decided to bring him back to Arsenal for the pre-season games and tour before applying for another work permit before the season starts.
But Feyenoord don’t want to lose him! Their technical director Martin Van Geel is hoping to persuade Wenger to wait another year before taking Miyaichi into the Gunners first team squad.
He said today: “We would love to have him here on loan for a year,”
“Arsenal know we are good for him. Now we can only wait for their answer.”
You can wait, but the only way you will get him back is if Arsenal can’t get a work permit. Otherwise pick another one of the Arsenal kids!