Arsenal’s Bolton loanee Miyaichi looking to build on Premier League debut

Arsenal youngster Ryo Miyaichi was delighted to have finally tasted the English Premier League firsthand on the weekend.

Arsenal youngster Ryo Miyaichi was delighted to have finally tasted the English Premier League firsthand on the weekend.

The 19-year old Japanese winger, on loan at Bolton, came on at half-time to replace Martin Petrov against Wigan Athletic at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday and was close to scoring a late leveler for the Trotters who lost 2-1.

Despite the disappointing result, Miyaichi was happy to make his debut and is now looking to build on that impressive performance.

"I was happy to be playing and I found out more about the Premier League, but we lost the game so I can't enjoy it too much," Miyaichi told the Trotters' official website.

"The manager (Owen Coyle ) told me to go and play my football and be confident. He wanted me to run at the defenders and take them on, so that's what I tried to do.

"I could have got a goal but the goalkeeper made a good save. If I had scored then everything would be more positive. Next time I'm sure I can score.

"As a team, we passed and moved the ball better after half-time but the result wasn't good.

"I have to keep doing what I did against Wigan and hopefully I can get into the team from the start of matches.

"It's not going to be easy. I'm learning every day."

 
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