Owen Coyle has sung the praises of Ryo since he made his debut for the Premier League side, and has done so in speculator fashion with a series of man of the match performances, assists and a spectacular goal too.
The Gunners starlet struggled to break into the first team in North London, but became a regular under Owen Coyle and has already earned some invaluable experience, however not everything has been positive.
Ryo was on the pitch during Fabrice Muamba’s collapse at Tottenham, but Walcott believes this can only make his team mate stronger as a person and as a player.
The Englishman told Arsenal.com:
Ryo has done very well at Bolton.
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It is hard for such a young kid to go there and do what he is doing, showing no fear with everything that happened at Tottenham [with Muamba]. It is hard and it has probably hit him definitely.
He will be a better person for it, a better player and I can see him coming back here next year and playing a lot more regularly.
The way he is playing, there are full backs out there now who are thinking, ‘I don’t want to play against him this week’.
Ryo could be an integral member of the squad next season, especially during the preseason, but it will be difficult for the Japanese starlet to break into a squad that already has Gervinho, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and now probably Podolski fighting for a spot on the wings. Depending on injuries, Wenger may be better off loaning Ryo to Bolton again for the first half of the season.
Nevertheless the winger is another reason why Andrey Arshavin should be sold this summer, as the Russian was preferred to Ryo earlier on in the season, and that certainly shouldn’t be the case next season! Keep up the good work Ryo