Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi has joined Wigan on a season-long loan, possibly paving the way for Victor Moses' long-anticipated transfer to Chelsea.
The 19-year-old Japan international enjoyed a successful spell at Bolton towards the end of last season, and will get the chance of more first-team action with the Latics.
Meanwhile Wigan's Nigerian international winger Moses, the subject of a £9million bid from Chelsea, could now be free to head south.
Miyaichi completed his move to Arsenal in January 2011 after impressing on trial. Both of his two senior appearances for the Gunners came in the Carling Cup, while also featuring regularly for the reserves.