Every Arsenal fan is waiting impatiently to hear that the Gunners have secured the signing of a top class defender or defensive midfielder but for the moment we will have to content ourselves with the fact that Arsenal CAN still attract top young talent and persuade them to move to the Emirates.
It has hardly been a well-kept secret that we have been negotiating with Legia Warsaw to secure the signing of their brilliant young midfielder Krystian Bielik, but the lad, who has just turned 17, has now confirmed that he will be Arsenal’s first signing of the January transfer window.
Bielik was quoted as saying in today’s Metro: ‘I’ve made a decision to join Arsenal and I’m not going to change it,’
‘I am looking forward to an agreement between the heads of the clubs. I realise that the negotiations may take some time.
‘I am, however, confident it will happen soon.’
Arsenal originally had a bid of £1.5million rejected by Warsaw, but are now expected to wrap up the deal quickly by increasing it to £2million, which could prove to be a fantastic bargain in just a few years time.
It is still yet unclear whether he will immediately join the Gunners first team squad or not. Bielik may only be 17 but he is already 6ft 2 in tall, strongly built, and has already played five times for the Legia first team. Perhaps if Flamini and Arteta are both injured again before the end of the season, Bielik could come in and show us some of his talents, which you can see for yourself in the video below……