Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi was pleased to get his chance for Bolton Wanderers in defeat to Wigan Athletic.

Although unhappy with the result, he was encouraged by his performance which saw him go close to rescuing a late point when he was denied by a smart stop by former Wanderers keeper Ali Al-Habsi.

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

"The manager 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."