Official: Arsenal teenager Ryo Miyaichi joins Wigan on season-long loan


Arsenal youngster Ryo Miyaichi has completed a season-long loan move to Wigan.

The midfielder spent the end of last season with Bolton, where he played eight times in the Premier League and four in the FA Cup, scoring against Millwall in his second game, after a previous spell in the Eredivisie with Feyenoord.

The 19-year-old had been limited to the Arsenal reserve team, with occasional League Cup action, before he made the four-month loan last term and Arsene Wenger has decided that a first-team spot will be hard to come by once more therefore opting to give the player a chance to make an impact at the DW Stadium.

A statement on the club’s official website said: “Ryo heads to the DW Stadium to gain further first-team experience under Roberto Martinez.

“Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Ryo the best of luck during his time with Wigan.”

The Japanese forward,¬†who made his full international debut against Azerbaijan in May, will help to bolster Martinez’s front-line after the Spaniard allowed Hugo Rodallega to move to Fulham, with reports also suggesting the deal could signal Victor Moses’ transfer to Chelsea is close.

The Gunners man joins striker Mauro Boselli, signed from Estudiantes, and former Mallorca defender Ramis as the names on their way to the Latics as they look to kick-off the new Premier League season with a daunting opening fixture at home to Chelsea.

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