Arsenal have offered a five-year contract to Japanese youth star Ryo Miyaichi despite the winger nursing a broken leg, according to Yomiuri Shimbun.
Miyaichi, 17, shone in a trial match against Boreham Wood last month and the Gunners are understood to have beaten Ajax, Cologne and Milan to his signature. While on trial with Ajax, he picked up the injury which is expected to sideline him for several months but this has not put off Arsene Wenger.
The Japan under-19 international is expected to tie up the deal on December 14 when he turns 18. At six feet tall and blessed with pace and technique, he has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo by the media in his homeland.