Ry-member me? Miyaichi admits he’s trying to get noticed

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This time last year we snapped up Ryo Miyaichi from Chūkyōdai Chūkyō High School in Japan after fighting off interest from several interested parties across Europe.

Since then the Japanese international has spent a productive four months on loan with Feyenoord, sealed a work permit to play in the UK but subsequently (almost strangely) only been afforded 30 minutes worth of playing time in two Carling Cup matches.

The cynics have suggested that along with the signing of Ju Young Park, Ryo’s arrival has been more about marketing the Arsenal brand in the Far East (he recently joined the Ladies team on their tour of his homeland) than helping his new side win football matches.

Nevertheless, eager to stress his focus on winning a first team place, the 19-year-old winger told Arsenal Player about his improvements in training.

“I think I’ve made big strides. Once you come to a big club, you can’t walk into the team – I have to work hard every day so that I can play well in the future.

“Even so during training, being able to practise alongside superstars can only be a good thing. It’s important to try to get noticed.

“All I can do is believe in myself and work hard. Otherwise it’s up to the boss so I’ll just do what I can.”

Given Gervinho’s absence at the African Cup of Nations and the poor form of both Andrei Arshavin, and more recently Theo Walcott, it’s almost surprising that Ryo’s name has not been thrown into the hat alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a possible supersub.

That he’s not been painted as the next Messiah is probably a good thing, although his need for playing time is pretty obvious.

Arseblog News wouldn’t be surprised to see the ‘starlet’ sent out on a second loan spell before the end of January.

 

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Anon
Anon

Ryo!

The cutest Asian I’ve ever seen in the Premier League!

AFC
AFC

That really says it all…

I hope he can give the answer on the pitch!

GoonerS
GoonerS

I think Ryo should be 2nd choice after AOC because Arshavin is quite frankly not cutting it. If you keep playing someone who is consistently bad they start to think their performance is satisfactory and don’t improve whereas if you make a statement by not playing them they get the idea.

Cygan's Left Foot
Cygan's Left Foot

100% agreed, as this boy would give you his all.

That is why we loved Santos, even when he had terrible time in the first have against Chelsea, he did not hide, worked hard and scored. With that he had a place in our hearts.

Goontang
Goontang

I’m just happy to see we’ve got a goal scoring full back again. Hes equaled clichys arsenal goals within a couple of months! It’s also good to see vermaelen getting a few, but when the BFG finally puts one away it will be magic

Comedian
Comedian

Atleast when he was sent out on loan he grabbed that opportunity and did well . He deserves more action and has to be sent out on loan as soon as possible, a very good prospect for the future.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

Would be nice to actually see this kid get a game.
After all the preseason hype we’ve seen practically fuck all. I’d like to see what Joel Campbell has about him next season as well. He seems to be scoring a bit at L(eyton)orient.
I think that’s probably the plan for next season:don’t buy a new striker now, get rid of Chamakh in the summer and bring Campbell in.

arbolito
arbolito

Campbell gives us more versatility than Chamakh as he can play out wide on either side. I would still like to see Chamakh come back from the CAN and have a good second half for us. He seemed like such a great header of the ball while he was at Bordeaux. Maybe when our fullbacks get healthy he will start to see better service in the box.

Laurent Claude-Toral
Laurent Claude-Toral

This kid is a very good player, I remember Vermalean saying that Ryo was one of the Top 3 youngsters in the world alongside Neymar.

He has very good potential and can be a top player for us in the future.

He needs to improve his general awareness, ball retention and physicality but that would improve with age and games played.

frankie frankie
frankie frankie

Please give him a chance, Wenger!

The only way this guy can do any worse than Arshavin is to literally pull down his shorts and take a dump on the pitch.

lonsdale
lonsdale

You never know, Rooney might slip on Ryo’s waste product and score an own goal. Just sayin’, you never know.

GoonerNugget
GoonerNugget

Ryo is talented no doubt. Most Arsenal fans are pretty patient with youngsters but a couple of bad performances could really dent his confidence and his development.

A situation like Jenkinson’s @ OT this season comes to mind. We are lucky he has a robust character and his confidence wasn’t completely shot altogether after that nightmare.

The thing right now about Arshavin is that he is the only one who seems to be able to deliver a final ball. You can say what you want about his character and work ethic etc but you can’t deny that he is able to deliver. I except his contribution to go up as he gets a run of games together.

Does 1 assist a game make Arshavin a better option than Miyaichi? No one could say really.

Probably best right now just to keep letting him quietly develop his game. A few appearances off the bench perhaps.

frankie frankie
frankie frankie

Ok. I see your point about AA but i also question it. The fact is that AA has just 2 assist from 18 league games this season and no goals. Wenger mentioned last week that he was still effcient. I disagree. That is not effcient. If he truely cares about players being effcient in the team then he would be play Ox or Benayoun who have more goals than AA.

The reason why AA gets played ahead of OX or Myiachi is because AA is just more experienced. He is scared to play inexperienced players, especially when he has a weakend defense. Its the same reason why Yannris is overlooked in favour of Djourou. Miquel only gets a chance when too many players get injured. I would rather see these youngest get hammered than see players like Djourou, AA, Chamakh, Rosicky and Squllaci.

Yes a couole of bad performances could damage confidence, i agree with that, but how long will wenger persist with players who are experienced internationals but continue to put in bad performance after bad performance. If Myiachi has a bad game then you bring him off and someone else on and it wil be no different to what wenger has done with AA. only diffrence being is you get a younger, fitter player with something to prove rather than someone who has nothing to prove anymore.

Chris
Chris

How many assist has ramsey?how many goals has he scored.u talk about rosicky,he is better than ramsey anyday.AA is even better than him

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

I could have sworn that I saw him score the only goal against Swansea at the grove earlier this season. Not only that but it was the kind of chance that few other players would have made and taken.

For all his faults and frustrations Arshavin remains one of the few players at Arsenal capable of creating something out of nothing.

frankie frankie
frankie frankie

Apologies. Arshavin did score against Swansea. That makes 1 league goal in 18 league games. My BAD.

As for Rosicky, 2 league assists in the the last two seasons 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Ramsey 2 league goals and 4 assists in the same time. Ramsey has been poor for the last 10 games or so but Rosickcy has been poor for the last two years. Case Rested.

aaberg77
aaberg77

Pretty sure Ramsey has a lot more mins in that time frame then Rosicky.
I don’t know what their points per min is but that would be a better way to settle it

frankie frankie
frankie frankie

True. Ramsey does have alot more minutes played than Rosicky played this season. But there is a reason for that. Rosicky is rubbish and has been for two years. Ramsey started well but has faded over that last 5-10 games and needs a kick up the arse. Wasn’t even having a go about Ramsey but @chris started on him. Remember Ramsey is 21 and came back from a horriffic injury. Yes Rosicky have had horriffic injuries too but he is 10 years older and been there and done and should still know how to do it. If its a choice between Ramsey and Rosicky then give me Ramsey. anyway how about this for a comparisson. Shooting accuracy. in the league Ramsey 43% and Roicky 29% this season. Rosicky is not needed. Case Rested again.

Kafata
Kafata

@Chris
For the love of Christ, mate, Ramsey’s a midfielder, not a forward, his performance shouldn’t be measured in goals. Sure, he’s been getting worse in the last games, but that’s because he’s been overworked. Rosicky’s been awful almost every minute he’s played for a couple years now…

Arsenal0714
Arsenal0714

@Chris….BAHAHAHAHAH You’re joking right? Rosicky is better than Ramsey? You’re having a laugh. Ramsey’s scored more goals in the last two years than Rosicky has had shots on target. I remember when Rosicky had a thunderbolt for a shot. I haven’t seen him hit one like he used to in a long while. I personally think we need to get rid of Rosicky and bring in other midfield options that would be alot more dangerous going forward.

Adepoju Adeyemi
Adepoju Adeyemi

Normally, Ryo is a fantastic player with skills and pace. I will like Le Prof, Asene Wenger to play this youngest Miyaichi,like 10 mins before the match end so that he can develop his game.

Unruly

We need special talent not players with potential. Why we all think these young players at AFC are so good and we still going after Gotze ad Hazard and they are basically the same age. We need super talent not average ones, there are two many average talent in the first team, that’s the main reason why we are struggling. The best player ever from the Asian continent is HONDA and Wegner is turning a blind eye on him and trying with this kid from high school, Ryo you are to lightweight for the prem and Vela is one of the most fancy player on AFC book and can’t make the grade, there is no way you will, so i’m not even getting excited.

craig
craig

Tell Worldsoccershop to get that picture of Rooney off their add if they want to run it here. That diver is a disgrace.

Arsenalkid700
Arsenalkid700

Then how will they get sails from the Millions of Man U fans in the USA

ezigbo onye arse
ezigbo onye arse

if walcot is ahead of him,this present walcot…..there is serious problem

mcmadkunter
mcmadkunter

love o see him on loan at a npower champ club, put a bit of steel in his bones and also give him vital experience in england

SG_Gunner
SG_Gunner

It is really depressing to see that we are increasingly become a mid table team in terms of our playing style and quality of players. I feel that the club has become so mired in achieving financial excellence that they have lost sight of the objective of footballing excellence. We fans are now pinning our hopes on any starlet who comes along because lot of our “experienced” players are either mediocre/lazy/distracted/believing their own hype/inconsistent

The question to ask is if our team is so good and their stats are so “efficient” then how come our frontline is so poor bar RVP? The simple fact is that we are currently a team full of mediocre players and lots of promising youngsters who see Arsenal as a stepping stone to better opportunities because we are not bold enough to have an ambition of a league title. Forget title; even an ambition of FA cup would be good…

I hope people in the club management are able to grasp the magnitude of problem they will be facing when we drop further down the table. Today in the papers, there is a story where Adidas has made a statement about Liverpool and the reason for not renewing the kit deal as they find the club in “decline”. All those people hoping for more cash from 2014 during renewal of all these deals should take Liverpool as a warning sign of what can happen when clubs are allowed to drift. And believe me, we are seriously in decline!

All these years the media have been hyping us as a football club which plays exciting football and a pretty game. Somehow as fans we consoled ourselves that at least we play nice football. Well, this season we have lost that right for bragging as well. In 2012 I wish Arsene will :

Stop giving excuses for our losses
Stop blaming referees or players of other teams
Stop defending his mediocre squad
Stop saying that we have a “BIG” squad
Start being honest with fans
Start letting the players know that no one is indespensible (well actually, he can’t do that because the squad players he has hung on too for the last few years are so poor that mediocre 1st teamers can sit pretty knowing that there is no one to challenge them)
Start respecting the intelligence of the fans and not make cryptic broad statements about how much he sweats blood for the club.
Start clearing the deadwood in the squad from this window onwards
State clearly his ambition and target for the season at the start of the season and be ready to be held accountable on his words.
Get the players to enjoy their game. Right now everyone looks like they are going through the motions.
Step down if he feels that he has “lost” the players.

neutral
neutral

excellent post

Arsenal0714
Arsenal0714

Completely agree with you.

ras gooner
ras gooner

I’d play him over arshavin at the mo the little russian is a good player no doubting it, but jus cant find gis form giv ryo his chance i saw him play while on loan and once he was used to the way the team played he shone in that team and was in the starting line up thereafter! ryo the ox and rvp worth a try AW

heihaci
heihaci

The guy has the potential and atttitude to develop into a fine player at Arsenal

Nick
Nick

I’m very impressed with Ryo both in terms of his ability and his work rate. I’d love to see him get more of a chance, but I do think he needs a loan out to get him some consistent first team action somewhere. Back to Feyenoord or maybe in France somewhere. Don’t just let him rot. If he is a potential future starter then another spell away can only help his confidence. Look at what it did for Jack and Coq.

kiety
kiety

arsene is a coward for not trusting his players why sign them if you are not going to play them, he doesnt even want to get rid of his dead wood and buys more deadwood. getting cheesed off with the clubs ambition and way of thinking.

Peter
Peter

Guys,i think we r missing a point.Ramsey,wit tym,wil develop in2 a great player,but should never be in any serious first team at the moment.Walcott,the guy may hav had afew great moments,but am convinced he is in the wrong career,he is a sprinter not a footballer! Rosisky,may hav had a few bad moments,but his class is incomparable and so is Arshavin,who has consistently been played out of his favourite position,he is just been wasted at Arsenal.Otherwise,i agree that AOC,Ryo and Vela deserve some playing time coz they r quality.They are better than Walcott at anytym.

arseblog
Admin

Rather too much to expect a kid who hasn’t played a Premier League game to make that much of a difference.

Great prospect but clearly not ready yet

neutral
neutral

by what criteria is he clearly not ready?

they seemed to be impressed at Feyenoord where he saw a lot of first team action, he should at least be coming on as a sub. In the left wing positon where Arshavin plays it is hard to see how he could have a negative impact. Anyway, I thought he had been injured the past few months.

Will
Will

C’mon Wenger, get your finger out and give van Persies 7year old son a chance!! tha lads ready for gods sake 🙂

Alf
Alf

I may be mistaken but I thought that Ryo was carrying an injury when he went to Japan with the ladies and has only just started to run again?

Munya
Munya

Not sure if he deserves a game coz i havent seen enough of him but surely consistently playing big named players in poor form will 1 create a sense of false positivity in that player over their performance and 2 suggest to other players that whatever they do they wont get into the team AOC vs Arshavin is a perfect example of this someone who has played exciting football taking on players getting alot of good long range shots in and displaying a very decent final ball from the wing has been benched or ignored for a player who often looks disinterested, and has failed to produce or excite bar a couple of passes for the last two seasons. Really losing faith in wenger basd on the number of things I would have done differently that seem so obvious. =(

Bunburyist
Bunburyist

nun-Chūkyōdai Chūkyō High School sounds like a school for ninjas.

Release the ninja!

meaner
meaner

Ramsey would develop into another Denilson, cannot attack, cannot defend, so let’s call Ramsey Ramilson now.

Goonerific
Goonerific

I love these Denilson comments, as one of the players with the best passing stats in the team, it immediately proves the writer of the comments does not know alot about Arsenal and football in general.

kararey
kararey

let me re-cap why the only positive thing arsenal has done in the past seven years is raise the pain, shock, disgust and disbelief threshold of arsenal fans
1. only arsenal can cork up a 4-2 lead in the 89th minute against their fiercest rivals and end up with a point instead of all three
2. only arsenal could be leading 4-0 with twenty minutes to go against an average team like the magpies (before Demba) and still end up with a oint instead of all three
3. only arsenal could blow a 2-0 routine victory at home to their fiercest rivals (AGAIN) and end up losing 3-2 spurs spurs spurs(the signs have been there)
4. need i mention the 45 seconds of madness at swansea? or the penalty by liverpool in the 98th minute immediately we had scored?
we have lost our attractive brand of football, a 1-0 lead is as good as being level when arsenal is involved nowadays, ramsey and his annoyingg back heels when we’re chasing a game, Van persie being rendered invisible longg stretches of most games cos he just aint getting the service he deserves, Spurs will finish ahead of us this season while playing the kind of football we used to play(with two of our rejects in their team), the manager sucks at tactics and substitutions…..SIGH…..and that ‘ambitious’ chairman of the club set the tonefor things to come declaring that we’ve always prepared for life outside the champions league. if that doesn’t sum up where we’re headed as a club, then i dont know what will.

GoonerNugget
GoonerNugget

How is that positive…?

Nonetheless, to say that the only thing Arsenal have done in 7 years is cock up winning positions and not take notice of the good moments is sad for you, as a supporter.

Yes these past 7 years have been frustrating but have left us with some great memories. Cesc’s solo goal against Sp*rs, 2-1 victory over Barca at the Grove, among others.

kararey
kararey

oh, I was supposed to talk about Ryo….tap into the work ethic of these Asians …eager to impress and make their employers proud…before military service beckons…ask Sir Alex, Park JS is a terrier on steroids when wearing the Man Utd Shirt…