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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.

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