Emirates boss looks to snap up Japanese teenager.
Arsenal have offered a five-year contract to Japanese youth star Ryo Miyaichi despite the winger nursing a broken leg, according to Yomiuri Shimbun.
Miyaichi, 17, shone in a trial match against Boreham Wood last month and the Gunners are understood to have beaten Ajax, Cologne and Milan to his signature. While on trial with Ajax, he picked up the injury which is expected to sideline him for several months but this has not put off Arsene Wenger.
The Japan under-19 international is expected to tie up the deal on December 14 when he turns 18. At six feet tall and blessed with pace and technique, he has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo by the media in his homeland. (Goal.com)
By all accounts Ryo Miyaichi is supposed to be the bees knees. Arsene Wenger is clearly a manager who does his research and the fact he is willing to offer a five year contract to a 17 year old says it all. The powerfully built talent has been chased by all and sundry but clearly the Japanese is aware that of the fact that the Emirates boss gives young talent more of a shot than most.
However news of yet more young talent set to arrive at the north London club may not appease Arsenal fans who were expecting the signing of more established stars before the transfer window closed yesterday.