Ryo Miyaichi thrilled Arsenal touring Japan

Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi is excited for the club to be touring his native Japan.

Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi is excited for the club to be touring his native Japan.

The 20-year-old grew up in Nagoya and hopes to be part of the squad that travels there for Arsenal's pre-season friendly against Arsène Wenger's former club, Nagoya Grampus, on July 22.

"I hope I can play in Japan as an Arsenal player," Ryo told Arsenal.com. "It would be a great moment for me.

"Arsenal have a huge [number of] fans in Japan - like in China and Malaysia as well. It will be a good time for the whole team. I spoke with my family and my friends and they are happy to see Arsenal in Japan. They want to see me on the pitch of course!

"To be honest, there would be pressure and I have to play well and show my quality to the Japanese people. I'm a little bit nervous but I'm looking forward to visiting Japan if I am selected."

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