Ryo Miyaichi marked his return from yet another serious knee injury with a goal for FC St. Pauli.
The former Arsenal youngster, who was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2011 for £90k despite having a broken leg, left the club in 2015 for £900k and has suffered a serious of injuries that have put his career at risk.
He returned to fitness in the summer from his latest cruciate ligament injury but had not been able to get himself into the first team squad until this weekend.
Although he started the game on the bench, he was brought on with 20 minutes to play and managed to score the match-winning goal 12 minutes later:
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The goal was only Miyaichi’s third for the German side (along with two assists) because although he has been there for three years, he has only managed 25 appearances due to two cruciate injuries.
“I am pleased to play again,” he said in July. “Everything is fine, I have no pain. That was not always the case. In 2015, the left cruciate ligament tore and in 2017 the cruciate ligament in the right knee.”