Loan star impresses Bolton boss
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is tipping Arsenal youngster Ryo Miyaichi for a big future after he caught the eye in the FA Cup.
The Japan winger scored his first goal in English football in the fourth minute of the Trotters' tie against Millwall to set his loan side on course for a 2-0 victory, which takes them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Sam Ricketts lofted a quick free-kick towards Miyaichi and the 19-year-old, who arrived at the Reebok Stadium from the Gunners in January, used his pace to good effect as he surged away from Lions defender Alan Dunne before driving a high shot beyond goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall.
It was only his second appearance for the Trotters but Coyle believes it will not be the last time he is making the headlines.
He said in his post match press conference: "His second-half performance against Wigan last week was terrific, and from that moment there was no doubt he was going to start [against Millwall].
"He showed what a talent he is. There's other stuff he can learn, but he's brave and tough - he stood up to some of the treatment he got - and he always plays with a smile on his face, which I absolutely love."
Coyle added that he had been keen on the player for some time, even though he has only made two substitute appearances for the Gunners' first-team, and was thrilled when Wenger gave him permission to take him on loan.
The Bolton boss added: "First and foremost I am a football fan and I want to be excited by some of the players I've got in my team, and Ryo Miyaichi certainly does that.
"In football terms he is a baby, a kid. I saw when Arsenal brought him in and then watched him on loan at Feyenoord last year, and he always caught my eye. I spoke to Arsene [Wenger] a few times about him and did everything I could to get him to the football club."