Posted on January 21, 2015 by ADMIN

DONE DEAL and Arsenal will make just ONE more transfer

There was a suggestion from Arsene Wenger that the Arsenal squad named to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday could include the name of the young Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik, who was supposedly in London to have his Arsenal medical at the end of last week.

The 17-year old did not appear in the squad, but any concerns that anything was stopping his transfer from Legia Warsaw being completed was proven false earlier today as Arsenal.com confirmed that the move was complete and included the first pictures of the promising player, who has been compared to our former captain Patrick Vieira, in his snazzy new Arsenal kit.

bielik in arsenal kit

And despite the versatile 6ft 2in teenager being able to play at centre back as well as central midfield, I do not expect to see much of him this season. He may get the odd appearance but Bielik is one for the future and he is not the reason I think the manager will only complete one more bit of business in the January transfer window. That will be for a central defender and do not be surprised if we have to wait until transfer deadline day to find out who.

We may not be entirely happy about this, but I really believe the form of Francis Coquelin will have convinced Wenger that he can wait until the summer to get the top class midfielder the Gunners need. Mikel Arteta will apparently be back at the end of February and we already have Mathieu Flamini back in the squad. And with Jack Wilshere back in training, the boss will not feel the need to bring in cover for the sake of it, especially as the likes of Schneiderlin will be available in the summer.

This is not really about money, Gooners, because Coquelin needs to keep playing now things have clicked for him. And if we signed someone now, it could adversely affect the young Frenchman’s progress and confidence. What do you think?

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45 thoughts on “DONE DEAL and Arsenal will make just ONE more transfer

      1. MDOwn

        Actually this is a pretty good deal. If we have Flamini and Coquelin for the present then Coquelin and Bielik as the future. Plus he is very different to the type of youth we normally sign, he is already 6’2” and is very defensively minded.

        All I want in this window is a CB. Paulisto or Reid.

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      2. KickAssFan

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        1. Ks-Gunner

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      1. muffdiver

        u lot dont realise this kid is not any kid…
        anyone seen the movie the golden child?

        thats right- based on his life

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        1. MDOwn

          True story! Except that bit with the annoying little dagger that has a mind of it’s own… That thing was just weird!

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    1. muffdiver

      someone proven? see in 2018 mate- all the best, adieu, au revoir

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  1. Ronny331

    When I read he can play cb as well I thought oh oh! Surely at 78kg and only 27 yo wenger wont expose him too early. As mentioned I expect one cb to come it’s sounding like Paulista, (work pernit issues are worrying though). No dm this window as we have Coquelin.

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    1. MDOwn

      Work permits normally take 1 week, 2 if an appeal is needed, Otherwise it is expected that Wenger will move for Reid.

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  2. JohnieB

    You lot would have said the same about Chambers at the start of the season. It’s true we still need more cover, but we should be happy for the lad and for the club.

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  3. Arsenal 1st Knight.

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    1. jonestown1

      But you did say you weren’t coming back on here until we sign someone proven………10 minutes later…..

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  4. Mesut O-grillz

    I’m gonna have to agree with you on this article to a certain extent. Why ruin a good thing in Coquelin by signing a DM to replace him? That would make sense then that Krys is only running for DM in the future.

    But then again, there’s also a question of what happens if Coq gets an injury **knock on wood knock on wood** – Should we rely on Arteta/Flamini as backups when we have looked 10x better with a more convincing DM?

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  5. Greg

    Le coq has excell amazingly let him get his time to shine, he has more than earn his spot!

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    1. muffdiver

      coq found a difficult position to slide into, but eventually coq thrusted forward, an left everyone very satisfied

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  6. ThirdManJW

    Can Wenger be any more predictable? Once the summer transfer window shut, I said to my friends “in January Wenger will sign an unknown youngster for a small fee, and more experienced player for the squad, but not for the starting line-up”. So far so good haha.

    But good luck to the kid, I hope he can become a top player.

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    1. Tidan2

      what are you even talking about… “Ramsey has been playing shit like before” really? He isn’t at last seasons crazy level but he has 3 goals and 2 assists in 7 starts this season with two injury periods halting his progression. As for jack… never understood his hype.

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      1. Jogon

        so by your logic, how many assists does ozil have in how many games this season. And why are guys caling his performances shit?

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  8. Arsenal Fan

    I think he is a good signing. I expect by the end of the season he will be a key member of the squad. I’m happy to not rush for a top talent if he isn’t available in this window.
    Now we need a top defender, one for now and one for next season who will be a first teamer for sure.
    With players coming back, the teams looking better. Progression rather than panic is the order of the day.

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  9. muffdiver

    i would accept bielek and paulista- its not the best window
    but by wengers standards its not half bad

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    1. jonestown1

      January transfers are nearly always a joke. By January standards Paulista and Bilelik would be pretty good – and also by anyone else’s standard at the moment (bar Man C and Bony) it is pretty good. Wenger been busy in the other direction as well with Poldi, Sanogo, Afobe etc.

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  10. gmv8

    The point is that we always get injuries, so can’t afford to be running the defence on a shoestring. If only Wenger would run the season ticket renewals the way he runs recruitment – i.e. not very often and on the cheap, we’d all be happy.

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    1. jonestown1

      LOL – but OK for you to rate him?

      “Now is the not the time to build for the future” – great slogan. Don’t think that will catch on anytime soon at any business school or a FTSE 100 company training day.

      And only 2 of your 7 “average players” started on Sunday.

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  12. samuel@justarsenal.com

    Let’s be patient, wait and hope for the best to come after our exploits at the Etihad. Let’s also hope this Bielik will soon become another great Gunner. I want to beleive the boss saw a big potential in the lad before signing him on. As for the youths currently in our academy school, we will love to have a better than Jack Wilshere graduating from the school to the first team. But we have to addmit this higher grade is not easy to attain at the school save if the youth has the talent.

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    1. DANDY GUNNER

      Breaking News there is to be a Trophy for 4th place just as well because that is the extent of
      Mr Wenger’s and the Board’s ambitions. But do you know what most of you will be happy with that . Wenger OUT

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      1. DaveJay

        Breaking news – a baby will be delivered soon by the name of Dandy Rahman.. Word is that it will be similar to other newborns except it will cry five times as much.

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  13. Ks-Gunner

    All the luck to this lad, i hope he becomes the best player he can be under our guidance and serves us well in the future.

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  14. aga@gunners

    Com on guys as a fan of gunners we should welcome players who have gunners in their heart.
    We should give them a chance to prove we are wrong.
    “Don’t judge the book by its cover” or don’t judge a player by their age.
    Look at Manure a FOOL team squad got bitten by the less known players at home.
    So where is the fact that a good buy can gaurantee a winner.
    COYG let be ALL for ONE and INE for ALL

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