Despite suffering relegation with Bolton, Ryo Miyaichi has got ambitions. Big ambitions. And ones that don’t involve making a terrible rap song (probably).
Speaking on his return to Japan ahead of what’s likely to be his full debut for the national team against Azerbaijan, the flying winger told reporters of his desire to become an important cog in the Arsenal side.
“I want to become their best player and be the sort of player who can carry them in games,” he said.
Miyaichi’s loan spell at Bolton started brightly but ended poorly as the Trotters went down on the final day of the season with the Japanese youngster unable to contribute because of a shoulder injury.
“I wanted to be on the pitch and help Bolton survive the drop so it was really disappointing,” he said. “Now I have to get ready for the Olympics and World Cup qualifiers if I’m selected.”
As Arseblog News told you two weeks ago, Miyaichi will take part in the London Olympics, but has his sights set on the senior national team too.
“It has been my dream to stand on the pitch representing Japan since I was small,” he said. “My biggest weapon is speed and when I get the chance I’ll show exactly what I have.”