The young Japanese genius Ryo Miyaichi had an excellent first loan period at Feyenoord last season, and it was the sparkling reviews from Holland which prompted Arsene Wenger to bring him back to Arsenal this season to see him first hand.
But the emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain along with the arrival of Gervinho has left the youngster with very little chance of breaking into the Arsenal first-team this season, so Wenger is planning to send him out on loan to an English side in the next couple of days.
“I will have a chat with him tomorrow and I have a little plan.” Wenger said when asked about Ryo. “Oxlade-Chamberlain plays on the flanks now too, so if I can find an opportunity for him to play somewhere I will decide whether to do that tomorrow. It will have to be in England because he will lose the homegrown status if he leaves the country.”
Wenger’s statement rules out a move to Valenciennes, who had made an enquiry recently, so it looks like all the gossip recently has been saying that Bolton are the front-runners to take him for the rest of the season. After they did such a good job with Jack Wilshere, Bolton are always going to be in pole position for any further loans from Arsenal.