The Bolton manager Owen Coyle did a great job with Jack Wilshere when he spent six months on loan the season before last, and if anything he is even more excited about this seasons Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi.
The skinny Japanese winger won Bolton’s Player-of-the-Month trophy after just three games, and Coyle thinks that Miyaichi will be a great help as the Trotters fight against relegation, despite looking too fragile to compete in the Premier League.
Coyle said: “He’s not the stature for a sleeves-up battle to stay up, but he does have an effect.
“He’s wiry and takes kicks. He will be back and blue because of the kicks he took as he’s so positive playing against good players.
“He shows unbelievable quality, he’s brave and he’s got an unbelievable temperament about him.”
“He went to Millwall and scored a wonder goal. He went to Chelsea and frightened the life out of their defenders and he did the same last week at Manchester City. Joe Hart had a wonder save from him.
“I am just excited by everything. He continues to grow, develop and I believe he will have a big impact in his remaining games.
“He’s been fantastic since coming, but he has to kick on.”
Miyaichi may look weakish now, but he is still 6ft tall and as he is only 19 he has lots of time to fill out and beef up his muscles in the next couple of years, but it doesn’t stop him from running rings around big lumbering defenders!