By Giuseppe Muro
Ryo Miyaichi says he will give everything to make an impact in the Premier League this season and realise his dream of playing for Arsenal.
The teenager has been granted the work permit he requires to play in England and, after missing games against Newcastle and Udinese to complete the paperwork in Japan, could feature when Liverpool visit Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
“In order for me to play for Arsenal this season I will now work hard,” he told Arsenal.com. “The only thing I can do is to try my best to contribute to the team
“Playing at Emirates Stadium is my dream so it would be wonderful to be there with the supporters. I will work hard to be able to stand on the pitch there.
“Since I decided to become a football player, I always dreamed of playing in a team abroad. I am pleased, but I have just started and have done nothing yet. So I should keep my feet on the ground and work hard.”
Miyaichi admits the reputation of Arsène Wenger and Boro Primorac in Japan has helped him settle at the Club since moving to London. The managerial pair were at Grampus Eight Nagoya in the mid-1990s before moving to Arsenal.
“Wenger was their manager and that is the local team where I am from. I heard he was the face of the team and that makes me feel close to him,” he said.
“I also heard that Boro used to live very close to where I lived. These things make me feel close to them.”
Miyaichi also had a message for the Arsenal fans.
“Arsenal is a Club loved by people around the world so I am proud to be a part of the team. I also want to be a player loved by you. I will work hard, so please support me. Thank you.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 19 Aug 2011