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Forget The Loan Arsene – Sell Arshavin And Give Miyaichi A Chance

Arsenal youngster Ryo Miyaichi has been linked with a loan move in January. I feel Wenger should sell Andrey Arshavin and give Ryo a first team chance.

Post by Arsenal fan RVP10.

Rumours today are suggesting Arsenal youngster Ryo Miyaichi will be shipped out on loan in January, with French side Valenciennes heading the race to sign him.

I have no problem with the idea of loaning out some of our fringe youth players so they can get some much needed experience, but the case with Miyaichi is a strange one. Arsene Wenger worked so hard in the summer to secure a work permit for him, why would he send Ryo out on loan without giving him a chance?

Miyaichi is currently on the sidelines with an ankle sprain but is due to return in January. He’s been unfortunate to pick up an injury in the first half of the season when he would surely have played a more prominent role in the Carling Cup team, so he’s kind of missed his chance to impress. Players like Frimpong, Chamberlain and Coquelin have been able to show the boss what they can do with some impressive performances in the CC, and it would have been great to see Ryo have the chance to do the same.

I am a huge fan of the youngster and feel he could become a great player for Arsenal. If they all continue to develop well, in a few years i can see Arsenal’s midfield/attack consisting of Frimpong, Wilshere, Ramsey, Miyaichi and Chamberlain. That team has the lot….aggression, pace, power, goals, creativity. All we need is a goalscorer up top and we’re laughing. Hopefully RVP is still around in 2 years!

Anyway, back to Miyaichi. He proved last season that he can cut it in a first team role at a big club. I know Feyenoord aren’t Arsenal, and the Eredivisie isn’t the Premier League, but are you telling me Ryo couldn’t bring more to the first team than the horribly out-of-form Arshavin?

Wenger continues to choose the Russian ahead of the likes of Benayoun and Chamberlain, who would be far more effective either as alternatives to Gervinho if the Ivorian is rested or as impact subs. But Wenger always seems to call upon Andrey, who invariably fails to impress. I say Arshavin should be sold in January and once Miyaichi returns to fitness he should take the Russians place in the first team squad. Not loaned out to some crappy French side.

Of course the rumours of Miyaichi leaving on loan could be unfounded, and Wenger has every intention of giving him a shot at the first team once he returns to full fitness, which i really hope is the case. Perhaps if Arsenal can find a buyer for Arshavin, it might make Wenger decision a little easier. You think we could persuade Barca or City into giving us £10m for him? No, me neither.



  1. Femi Jacobs

    December 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Supported totally

  2. The_Gunt

    December 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    arshavin is not a winger dont be a c**t ur whole life ..we have all seeing the damage he can do in the centre with his runs and shooting …judge arshavin after he has failed to impress in a 4-4-2 formation playn off van persie with ramsey and song sitting deep ..arshavin has to play on the wing to make room for arteta .watch arshavin leave and come back to haunt us with his shooting and dribbling in and around the box

    • RVP10

      December 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      “Make room for Arteta” ??

      Sorry ‘The Gunt’. But Arshavin playing on the wing has nothing to do with Arteta. He’s has always played there since he joined the club well before Arteta became a Gooner.

      I agree, Arshavin’s best position is in the middle behind a striker. But Arsene plays him out wide, where he play’s very badly.

      So my point is, if Wenger continues to do so, i feel he’d be better off playing Miyaichi there and selling the out of form Arshavin.

  3. gunnastic

    December 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    the one thing is true we never played arshavin in his preferred position, why didn’t we play in the 442 with chamack or park. He has talent he’s just lazy.

  4. SGdeench

    December 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    wenger plays many player out of position. does wenger really know best? … i don’t know … but i know he knows better than me.

  5. The_Gunt

    December 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    actually it does make room for arteta coz we play 4-3-3 with 3 midfielders and a lone striker ..arshavin in his preferred position is 4-4-2 with 2 deep lying midfielders and 2 strikers one upfront (van persie) and one in the hole (arshavin).. defoe is in the same mold do u see spurs playn him out wide ?? why not ?? and to me arshavin is waaaaay better den defoe yet defoe bangs them in because its his ” natural position” do u honestly think arshavin cant perform like defoe if played in the hole come on dude be realistic wit ur arguments …defoe/adebayor vs van persie/arshavin is a no brainer

    • RVP10

      December 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      I agree, that Arshavin has been totally wasted out on the left. Yes he is far more effective in the ‘hole’.

      But the point is, Wenger does play Arshavin on the left and because of that, he plays poorly. Soooo, if Arsene is going to continue to play Arshavin out of position on the left, he might as well sell him and play Miyaichi out there as he’ll be far more effective.

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