Gunners midfielder joins Bolton on loan

Arsenal’s Japanese midfielder Ryo Miyaichi has joined Bolton on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old had a successful spell with Feyenoord last season, and returned to make two Carling Cup appearances for the Gunners.

Under Premier League rules, Miyaichi will not be eligible to play for Bolton against Arsenal in tomorrow night’s game at the Reebok Stadium.

Wanderers boss Owen Coyle told the club’s website: "He’s a very talented young player, who is quick and exciting.

"He had a great spell on loan at Feyenoord last season.

"He’s a young player with tremendous promise and potential and hopefully at Bolton we can give him a platform on which he can display his qualities."

(re-opens) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger always wanted Miyaichi to stay in the Premier League to continue his acclimatisation.

Speaking after Sunday’s FA Cup win over Aston Villa, Wenger said: "[Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain plays on the flanks now too, so if I can find an opportunity for him to play somewhere I will decide whether to do that.

"It will have to be in England because he will lose the homegrown [status] if he leaves the country."

England midfielder Jack Wilshere, currently recovering from an ankle problem, enjoyed a succesful loan spell at Bolton before returning to cement his place in the Arsenal side.