For a fee of £2.4m, Arsenal has signed the 17 year old defensive midfielder of Legia Warsaw, KrystianBielik. This is the first January signing of Arsene Wenger. Even at his young age it doesn’t seem like it will take a long time for the Polish player to enter the main squad of Arsenal as Arsene Wenger has already stated that Bielik will get a chance to play at the center stage soon enough.
He’s a defensive midfielder who has a good energy level and technical level.It’s a gamble but, on what we saw, it’s worth to take the gamble. It’s an awful lot of money for a player if he doesn’t succeed. If he does succeed, then it’s cheap. I see a lot of potential in you. Age is not important, you will get a chance’’ Arsene Wenger said.
Wenger is well aware that by signing such a young player who has made less than 10 appearances for his former club, adding him to the club could be a big risk as there are many things that are unknown concerning the player but it’s a gamble that the French manager of Arsenal is willing to take
KrystianBielik will be starting his Arsenal career by joining the Under-21’s team and depending on how well he performs and adjusts to life in England then he could be entering the senior squad of Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is believed to be interested in signing more defensive players during the January transfer window
Bielik said before flying to England: “I’ve decided to move to Arsenal and, although I cannot be sure of what’s to come in the future, I’m going to London to fulfill my dreams’’