Ryo reveals Gunners influences

Bolton Wanderers Ryo Miyaichi celebrates scoring his teams opening goal at Millwall
Image: Ryo Miyaichi: Great goal at the weekend for Bolton after learning at Arsenal

Arsenal's Japanese starlet Ryo Miyaichi admits he has already learned from the likes of Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry.

Japanese starlet has already learned new tricks

Arsenal's Japanese starlet Ryo Miyaichi admits he has already learned from the likes of Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry. The Asian forward is currently on loan at Bolton and he started his first match at the weekend in their 2-0 win at Millwall in the FA Cup. Miyaichi stole the show with a superb effort to open the scoring, and it was easy to see the comparisons with the Arsenal greats. "I like the attacking style which penetrates [from the] left flank to get into the box, like Henry," said Miyaichi. "When I was at Arsenal, I saw many times Henry score the same way during training. [Robin] Van Persie also did it, from the right flank. "They showed a very good example for me. That's why I could score like that. "The ball came to me at the perfect time, I had space in front of me and my first touch let me move inside." Miyaichi admits that scoring at the Den led to some abuse from the home fans, but he says he revelled in the atmosphere. "Just after I scored someone threw a plastic bottle and it hit me," he said. "But the crowd made it such a special atmosphere. It was my first experience of a real English cup tie and it was amazing." The 19-year-old also revealed that he has discovered a new good-luck charm: "I usually strap up my legs using white tape for fixing leg guards before the match. "But I also strapped up my right wrist because I just thought I would score perhaps. I want to continue to do the same thing next time as my lucky charm."

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