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Arsenal Complete Ryo Miyaichi Signing: Japanese Star Dubbed a Mixture of Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo

Emirates side picks up another talented teenager.

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Arsenal have confirmed that 18-year-old Japanese forward Ryo Miyaichi will be joining the club in January.
The player, who has represented Japan at Under-17 level, impressed Gunners manager Arsene Wenger during a trial spell with the club earlier this year.
“He trialled with us in the summer and has raw ability which has attracted many clubs around the world,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“I look forward to helping him fulfil his potential here at Arsenal.” (BBC Sport)

Miyaichi has been often compared to Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo for his quick runs up the field, spiced-up by unpredictable feints and tricks with the ball. (Goal.com)

Well anyone who is considered to be a mixture of Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo can’t be half bad. Clearly being compared to any star of the present or future is something of a poisoned chalice, so to be likened to two is sure to raise the stakes that bit higher.

The teenage attacker is apparently a very talented prospect that Arsene Wenger has been tracking for quit some time and a recent trial spell was enough to convince the north London club to complete the deal. Miyaichi has signed a five year deal that was sealed the moment he turned 18, which occurred a few days ago, so this is a pretty damn good birthday present.

See below some video evidence of the teenager in action.


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