Miyaichi permitted to play for Arsenal

Arsenal's work permit application for Japanese star Ryo Miyaichi has been approved, to Arsene Wenger's joy.

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The 18-year-old has featured in all of the London club's pre-season fixtures outside England, and speaking to Arsenal's official website, Wenger has expressed his delight.

"We are absolutely delighted that Ryo has been granted a work permit," the Frenchman crowed.

"Ryo has natural technical ability. He has good balance and phenomenal pace, and his passing and crossing is consistently of a high level. He is a very exciting player."

"This is almost like a new signing for us, as we weren't completely sure we would be given the authorisation.

"Ryo worked extremely hard in pre-season and performed well in the matches in Asia, Germany and Portugal."

He praised the Japanese's qualities on the pitch, adding: "Ryo has natural technical ability. He has good balance and phenomenal pace, and his passing and crossing is consistently of a high level. He is a very exciting player."



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