Arsenal sign Japanese teenager Ryo Miyaichi

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Japanese teenager Ryo Miyaichi following a successful trial at the Premier League club.

The 18-year-old winger caught the eye of a number of European clubs including Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan following his performances for Japan in the Under-17 World Cup back in 2009.

Miyaichi will move to London in January after competing in the All Japan secondary school tournament for Chukyodai Chuyko High School.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke about the club’s decision to sign the 18-year-old: ‘Miyaichi trialled with us in the summer and has raw ability which has attracted many clubs around the world. I look forward to helping him fulfil his potential here.’

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