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 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?

Tags bielik Coquelin Flamini


  1. DANDY GUNNER says:

    Just what Arsenal need another KID for Fxxx sake

    1. MstiRR says:

      At least Wenger is securing Arsenals future unlike fergie

      1. MDOwn says:

        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.

        1. akuma gouki says:

          The next Emmanuel Petit.

      2. KickAssFan says:

        Shut it, man!!! Do you even know Fergie??? That’s a very stupid comment: “Unlike Fergie???

        Wenger is a good coach, but never you compare him to Fergie.

        Future my a*s. Isn’t this supposed to be the future you lot have been yapping about years ago??? When is the actual “FUTURE”???????

        1. Ks-Gunner says:

          lol, bro, these people are either mad or stupid as hell. If the kid becomes ready to play, Wenger will then retire, and the youngster might end up being sold to west brom or something.

    2. NY_Gunner says:

      @dandy gunner
      Just what Arsenal need a DM…

      1. muffdiver says:

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

        thats right- based on his life

        1. MDOwn says:

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

          1. DaveJay says:

            I-I-I-I-I want the knife… Pleeease…

    3. DANDY GUNNER says:

      The only thing Wenger is securing is a big fat dividend for the shareholders as soon as this KID shows any promise Wenger will sell him to Man Utd.

  2. AYZAY says:

    For the future

    1. muffdiver says:

      marty mcfly agrees

  3. Arsenal 1st Knight. says:

    i will come back when we sign someone proving….. not a kid for future please.

    1. muffdiver says:

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

  4. Ronny331 says:

    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.

    1. MDOwn says:

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

  5. JohnieB says:

    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.

  6. Arsenal 1st Knight. says:

    people just come here to to do a thumb down…without making any contribution….the only one person thumb my comment and the first two comments before mine.

    1. jonestown1 says:

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

  7. Mesut O-grillz says:

    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?

  8. Greg says:

    Welcome to arsenal fc krystian bielik! Coyg!

  9. Greg says:

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

    1. muffdiver says:

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

  10. ThirdManJW says:

    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.

    1. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

      why the thumps down? his speculations work

  11. Jogon says:

    I would love to thank Le coq for the hard work he is putting in of late but let us not get carried away so easily, i remember last season telling fellow gunners here not to get carried away by Ramsey’s form last season and guess what happens the next season? he starts playing shit like he was before and people keep saying he needs a run of games, how many games does he need to get back to form, 3/4 of the season. The same applies to Jack he needs the whole season to play 2 good games and people will say he is back to his best. The cycle continues season in season out. We need to get consistent players because world class players need a run off 4 games to get back to their best. Coq will only prove me wrong if he plays the whole next season on a consistent level. They say form is temporary class is permanent.

    1. Tidan2 says:

      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.

      1. Jogon says:

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

    2. says:

      I think you are correct about form and class

  12. Arsenal Fan says:

    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.

  13. Tyno says:

    FA CUP 4th round: losing as at the 4th min.

  14. muffdiver says:

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

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      I hear ya Muff D…It beats nuthin…

    2. jonestown1 says:

      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.

  15. gmv8 says:

    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.

  16. @sama says:

    Another over rated kid again just like Chambers.Fans here are getting carried away when there have not even seen him kick a ball.Why did Wenger sign him when we have many of his kind in our academy? Trust me he will continue to sit on the bench and when he realises he needs to play more he will end up leaving just like the others.Wenger now is not the time to build for the future but time to deliver.We have been building for ten years now look at where it got us.A team full of average players:Wilshere,Walcott,Chamberlain,Ramsey, Gibbs,Flamini,Arteta etc

    1. jonestown1 says:

      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.

  17. says:

    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.

  18. Hafiz Rahman says:

    fans are happy with 2nd rate players again…..

    it tells why we are always winning the 4th trophy….

    Wenger out!

    1. DANDY GUNNER says:

      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

      1. DaveJay says:

        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.

        1. DANDY GUNNER says:

          Wenger lover OR Wengers LOVE CHILD

  19. Ks-Gunner says:

    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.

  20. aga@gunners says:

    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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