Arsenal – Young Pole Bielik to join Gunners

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Arsenal have made a January signing but perhaps not as exciting as the Gunners fans’ were hoping for. According to Sky Sports they have agreed a deal for 17-year-old Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik.

Bielik was only born in 1998 but is set to move from Warsaw to the Premier League and is ready to compete in the first team in London according to the Polish club. The fee is understood to be around £2m for the youngster, Arsenal previously failing with a £1.6m bid a week ago.

Bielik is due at the Arsenal training complex tomorrow where he will complete his medical and sign in time for consideration for the Manchester City fixture on Sunday. Warsaw’s manager, Henning Berg, was quoted as saying of the youngster: “He’s a physical player with good skills. He has very good understanding of the game and match mentality. Krystian is quite far ahead of other players at his age.”

Arsenal have beaten a few clubs to his signature, Bielik having represented Poland at Under-16 level so far. It will be interesting to see how Arsenal supporters react to this news, especially following the hammer blow of two long term injuries to both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy.