Arsene Wenger has dropped his biggest hint yet that Japanese youngster Ryo Miyaichi could be involved in Arsenal's first-team this season.
The Gunners swooped for the 18-year-old in January, although he was almost immediately loaned to Feyenoord where he spent the second half of the campaign while he awaited the clearance needed to play for the Emirates Stadium outfit.
It had been thought the starlet may return to Holland again this season to continue his education, however, Wenger wants him to stay at Arsenal.
The vastly-experienced French tactician is hoping Miyaichi, who is yet to win a full cap for his country, will be able to obtain a work permit.
"My plan is to get a work permit for him and to put him on the pitch for Arsenal," he told the club's official website.