Miyaichi set to return to Premier League action

MICHAEL BOTSFORD Associated Press Published:

LONDON (AP) -- Japan's hottest Premier League prospect could make his return for Wigan after a monthlong injury layoff when the team visits Liverpool on Saturday.

Winger Ryo Miyaichi, who is on loan from Arsenal, has returned to full training after sitting out the last month with a groin injury.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez "we'll need to see how he responds to the work this week as the intensity of his preparations go up a level before we decide whether he can make the trip to Liverpool or not."

Miyaichi is one of nine Asian players in the Premier League. Perhaps the most well-known of the group is Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, but he will miss Manchester United's match at Norwich on Saturday with a left knee injury.