Former Arsenal prospect Ryo Myaichi signs for second tier German club

Japanese midfielder Ryo Myaichi was released by Arsenal at the end of the season and has now signed for St Pauli in Bundesliga.2.

Recently released Arsenal winger Ryo Myaichi has completed a free transfer to cult German side St Pauli.

The Gunners released the 22-year-old at the end of last season, after he spent the previous campaign on loan at FC Twente in Holland.

Myaichi’s last Premier League appearance for the north London side came during a 3-1 win over Stoke City at the Emirates on the 22nd of September 2013.

The midfielder played just over 17 minutes in what proved to be his only top-flight appearance for the club, despite the Asian youngster being tipped for big things.

Despite failing to break into the Arsenal side, Miyaichi did enjoy regular playing time during loan stints with Bolton Wanderers and more recently Wigan Athletic.

Arguably his most impressive loan stint came in Holland with Feyenoord, where he managed three goals in 12 Eredivisie appearances during the 2010/11 campaign.

Without a club following his release, Miyaichi has signed a three-year contract with St Pauli, who are based in Hamburg and will wear the no.13 shirt according to an official announcement on the club’s website.

St Pauli flirted with relegation from the German second-tier last season and finished the campaign in 15th, just one place better than 1860 Munich who were forced to play in the dreaded relegation playoff.

With Miyaichi on board, however, they will be hoping to improve on that finish next term.

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