Gunners midfielder prepared to wait for first team chance

Arsenal midfielder Ryo Miyaichi has admitted he is happy to wait for first team opportunities at the Emirates Stadium as he continues his adaption to the English game.

The highly-rated Japanese midfielder only moved to the North London last year after being plucked from high school football with the Gunners sending him out on loan to Feyenoord in February.

His performances in Holland made him an instant hit with the De Kuip supporters with the 18-year-old scoring three goals during his time in the Eredivisie.

Now back at the Emirates and with a work permit in his hand the teenager acknowledged that he is prepared to wait until boss Arsene Wenger thinks he is ready for action.

“I am not in a rush,” said Ryo. “The manager advises me not to and to concentrate on training.”he told the clubs official website.

“The biggest change is that I train and play with these top players. I never imagined myself in this position a year ago when I was playing in the high school championship qualifiers in Japan.

Training with the Arsenal first team has been an enlightening experience for the young midfielder and confessed that mixing it with world class players like Robin Van Persie has given him a major confidence boost.

Miyaichi added “I can tell I am improving a lot through training sessions with my team-mates. I am also getting used to expressing myself to them without hesitation.

“I felt quite positive when I dribbled pass those international players in training sessions. I have confidence in myself to a certain extent as I train with these world-class footballers.

“I was too shy and nervous when I first joined the team. Now I feel more settled living in this environment. Arsenal found an English teacher for me. I suppose I am improving, I can understand what the coaches say.”

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