According to de Gelderlander, FC Twente have formally requested the dismissal of Ryo Miyaichi at the end of the season which will see him officially return to Arsenal.
The 22-year-old has played only 362 minutes of league football for Twente this season, registering no goals or assists in the process, and has spent more time with the club’s reserve team.
Although he looks unlikely to have a long-term future with Arsenal, the former Japan international still has a year left on his deal and will ultimately return to the club in the summer for pre-season training.
Despite the current state of his career, the Okazaki-born attacker did look to have a lot of promise in his younger days and injuries have certainly played a major part in the youngster’s eventual plight.
What next for Miyaichi?
Even if Arsenal look to move him on in the summer, he is a player that will attract interest due to the ability he showed in the early stages of his career.
Although his reputation in Holland may be tarnished, he is still looked at as a promising player in England and could easily land a Championship side with promotion ambitions for next season – if he does look to stay in the country.
It’s vital stage in the youngster’s career that could make or break his future in the game as another failure would be hugely detrimental to his reputation worldwide. He has one year remaining on his Arsenal deal.
At 22, he still has plenty of time left to get his career back on track and get himself back into the Japanese national side.