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Arsenal’s Wenger to scout Japan for talent

Having seen the well of talent dry up in France, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has identified Japan as an emerging market to find new players for his Premier League side.

The Frenchman has built a strong reputation for plucking the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Robert Pires and Emmanuel Petit from clubs in his homeland and turning them into world class players.

But Wenger, now in his 17th season with the 13 times English champions, has struggled to replicate the successful transfer dealings in recent seasons with Arsenal’s last trophy being the 2005 FA Cup.

Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh is set to move to West Ham United after becoming the latest to fail at Arsenal after joining from Girondins Bordeaux in 2010, with French defender Sebastien Squillaci also expected to leave this month.

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Japan’s Miyaichi gets permit to play for Arsenal

Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi was granted a British work permit on Tuesday despite a lack of international appearances for Japan and is set to make his debut for the Premier League club.

The 18-year-old Miyaichi was signed in January but spent the rest of last season on loan at Dutch club Feyenoord as he didn’t have official clearance to play for the London club.

Arsenal said Miyaichi was granted a work permit on the grounds of his "exceptional talent.”

"We are absolutely delighted that Ryo has been granted a work permit,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.

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