By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger wants Ryo Miyaichi to stay at Arsenal this season and will push for the work permit the Japanese winger requires to play in England.

The 18-year-old arrived in January and spent last season on loan at Feyenoord in order to help his adjustment to European football while awaiting the clearance needed to play for his mother club.

Miyaichi linked up with Wenger’s squad at the start of the summer and has impressed during pre-season though he was not allowed to play in the Emirates Cup because it was a FIFA sanctioned tournament.

But Wenger has seen enough to convince him that the teenager is ready for the first-team this season and will seek to make that happen.

“My plan is to get a work permit for him and to put him on the pitch for Arsenal Football Club,” he said.

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1 Aug 2011