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Bolton loan will be so good for Miyaichi - Arsenal's Walcott

Arsenal's Theo Walcott believes Ryo Miyaichi will benefit greatly from his loan spell with Bolton.

The 19-year old Japanese winger has already made nine appearances for the Trotters in both the Premier League and the FA Cup and has impressed with some dazzling displays which have netted him one goal and two assists.

Walcott admits Ryo may have been negatively affected by the recent incident involving Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba who suffered cardiac arrest a few weeks ago but suggests the short-term deal at the Reebok Stadium will only make him a better player.

"Ryo has done very well at Bolton," the in-form Walcott told Arsenal.com.

"It is hard for such a young kid to go there and do what he is doing, showing no fear with everything that happened at Tottenham [with Muamba]. It is hard and it has probably hit him definitely.

"He will be a better person for it, a better player and I can see him coming back here next year and playing a lot more regularly.

"The way he is playing, there are full backs out there now who are thinking, 'I don't want to play against him this week'."

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