Feyenoord Confirm Miyaichi Won’t Be At Arsenal Next Season

By on May 6, 2011

Ryo Miyaichi

Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi is unlikely to be playing for the Gunners next season, according to Feyenoord technical director Martin Van Geel.

Miyaichi has enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell with Feyenoord during the last 6 months, scoring 3 goals and setting up countless others in his 11 games so far. Highlights of one of his latest performances can be seen here.

Many Arsenal fans had hoped the young Japanese attacker would link up with the Gunners first team squad next season, and secure a work permit for these shores. However, it is still highly unlikely that he will qualify for a work permit, despite breaking in to the Japan squad in recent months. So another loan spell next season is almost a guarantee and Van Geel is hopeful Arsenal will allow Miyaichi to join Feyenoord on loan again next season to continue his development:

“Arsenal will make a decision over Ryo in pre-season. We have to respect that. He will probably not be playing at Arsenal next season due to English rules and regulations. However, it could be that he will be at another European club.

Of course we hope we can keep him at Feyenood, he is already settled over here.”

So looks like Arsenal fans will have to wait a little longer to see Ryo in a Gunners shirt. Are you excited about the prospect of Miyaichi playing for Arsenal? Is he ready for the first team just yet or is another loan spell a good thing? Let us know your views below…

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14 Comments

  1. Aussie Jack

    May 6, 2011 at 10:04 am

    No work permit no play. Just a thought.

    Make him a refugee ,he`ll get a permit and a house.

    • IvoryGoonz

      May 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      Refugee from Fukushima maybe?…

    • English Mark

      May 20, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      Mate, you might think comments like that are funny in Australia, but you keep your backward racist comments to yourself, and try learning some facts. I’d be happy to see him in Arsenal colours, he looks to have a bit of the Marc Overmaars about him.

  2. persie jnr

    May 6, 2011 at 10:17 am

    He will surely get a work permit next season. Cant wait to see him back in arsenal shirt

  3. domme.ger

    May 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

    If we have to loan him out again, then I would prefer to see him in a better league than in the Netherlands. I guess Mainz or Hoffenheim would love to get their hands on such a prospect! He sure as hell would get as much play time as he would get at Feyenoord.

  4. ningling

    May 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    he is a great football player, and very young. i think it will be a good time for him to move back to england so that he can settle down in a english evioronment sooner and ready for next season.

  5. Dan

    May 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Wtf this must be a joke, I mean if we can’t get him back at least I don’t want him to play for a stupid mid table club in a mediocre league. Just loan him in Italy or Germany

  6. Rada

    May 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Guys,
    Please don’t show such ignorance… “mediocre league”!? Feyenoord would be fighting for the 6th position in England, easy! You think just the big countries have good leagues. You can see that the Europe Cup will have in the final two Portuguese teams!

  7. Jay

    May 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    It’s frustrating how strict the EPL is in terms of signing players outside the EU, when compared to how lax other leagues in Europe are. Wellington, Botellho & Ryo are all subject to these draconian laws & as a consequence may never play for there parent club. Wenger was well aware of this when he signed these players but exceptions have been made & in Ryo’s case I feel he is worthy of a work permit now.

  8. BT

    May 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

    We need him… he is a special talent.. lets make a banner of him in the home game against Aston Villa saying ” GET HIM THE PERMIT” coz japan has suffered so much .. its the least we can do… for the people in japan .. lets do it guys………..

  9. keiran

    May 7, 2011 at 7:39 am

    . lets make a banner of him in the home game against Aston Villa saying ” GET HIM THE PERMIT” coz japan has suffered so much .. its the least we can do… for the people in japan .. lets do it guys………?????? LOL

    Getting Ryo the permit has nothing at all to do with the japan incident and would not help them in the slightest. It would only benefit us. You should be a comedian!

  10. gabriel onyeabor

    May 7, 2011 at 8:56 am

    This england rule is too bad. It even means that a refugee cannot come to england and get help. Everything too expensive. Pls allow this young lad to come and play with my club arsenal next season. Come back home. Emirates is your home.

  11. Timothy Nwida

    May 8, 2011 at 2:53 am

    we’ll surely get him to play in arsenal colour nxt season. Can’t wait to see him play.

  12. Benson Dotun

    May 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

    …I think there is more to this work permit stuff..i really want to see my Ryo play 4 arsenal next season…SKULLS

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