Wigan loanee Miyaichi targeting weekend return from long term absence
Japan international Ryo Miyaichi joined Wigan on a season-long loan from Arsenal last summer, but has missed the last three months of the season with an ankle injury. The 20-year-old told wiganlatics.co.uk: "It will be a big relief to get back because it has been quite a tough time to be sat on the sidelines.
"I had a groin injury at first when I was with the national team last year.
"That injury put me out for a few months and then I came back in the game against Liverpool at Anfield and after that game I picked up an ankle injury which has made things frustrating.
"I trained after that game and it made my ankle worse but I can learn many things from this injury."
Wigan are second-bottom of the Premier League and Miyaichi is eager to boost the Latics' survival bid, adding: "It is important now for us to win as many games as possible because we are desperate to stay in the Premier League.
"I want to be able to help the team in achieving safety in the Premier League and it will be great to show the supporters what I can do once I am back."