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Arsenal Sign 18 year-old Japanese Striker Ryo Miyaichi

Ryo Miyaichi

Arsenal have confirmed that Ryo Miyaichi, an 18 year-old Japanese striker who impressed during a trial for the London club, will join them in the new year. He was offered a contract by Arsenal at the end of August 2010, but he has now officially agreed to join the club, which is exciting news for Arsenal as he has been compared to former Manchester United winger/striker, Cristiano Ronaldo – in terms of ability.

Arsène Wenger said:

“I am delighted Ryo will be joining us in the New Year.

“He trialled with us in the summer and has raw ability which has attracted many clubs around the world.

“I look forward to helping him fulfil his potential here at Arsenal.”

The player broke his leg during a trial with Ajax after his stint with Arsenal, but is expected to make  full recovery before he joins up with his new Arsenal team mates in January 2011.

He does look pretty impressive in the video below. He isn’t afraid to run with the ball at his feet, and his ability to get around defenders is very good – although the quality of the defenders he is running around is another matter. However, if there is anyone that knows about young players and how to turn them into world class stars, its Arsene Wenger, and I will be looking forward to seeing this young player setting the Premier League on fire next season.

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