Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi has revealed why he joined FC Twente on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day.
The Japan international has been on the books of the Gunners since 2010, but has made just one Premier League appearance so far. Considered a player blessed with talent and potential, it simply has not happened for the youngster in England yet.
But Arsenal apparently have confidence in Miyaichi and have not yet severed their ties with the attacker. The 21-year-old has now explained his move back to the Netherlands on yet another loan deal.
‘Feyenoord in July had been interested, but FC Twente at the last moment were the only club who were really concrete’, he told De Telegraaf. ‘Here I can develop myself.
‘I think I'm stronger than four years ago, I have more confidence. When I played at Feyenoord, I was still a child. I've grown, although I am still only 21 years old'.
Miyaichi enjoyed a loan spell at Feyenoord in 2011, before featuring for Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic in England on similar temporary deals.
Arsenal will now hope that the youngster continues his development in the Eredivisie so that when he returns to the Emirates Stadium next summer he can be a bit closer to breaking into Arsene Wenger’s first team.