WATCH: Former Arsenal and England forward nets stunning volley in Japanese League

Get him on the plane to Russia?


Remember Jay Bothroyd? The tall, talented Londoner was on the books at Arsenal until his late teens, and was tipped throughout his Gunners career as a top prospect. He was good enough to earn an England cap in 2010 off the back of some excellent form for Cardiff City.

A few years ago, Bothroyd departed Europe and pitched up Asia, initially at Muangthong United in Thailand, before ending up in the J-League with Jubilo Iwata. After three years with the Yamaha-owned side, he recently made the move to Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, and is already making an impact.

You won’t see many more sweetly struck volleys than this:

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