Official: Arsenal announce their first signing of the transfer window


Krystian BielikArsenal have officially announced the signing of young defensive midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.

The Official Statement said: Arsenal have completed the signing of 17-year-old midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee. The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

The Polish youth international, can play as a holding midfielder and also as a centre-back. He has made six appearances for Legia in his inaugural season as a professional.

Recently when speaking to the media, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that spending £2 million on an unproven talent will be risky, but is confident that he has what it takes to make it big. He said:

He’s a defensive midfielder, 6ft 2ins, he has a good energy level and technical level. Also, it’s a gamble. But on what we saw it’s worth taking.
It’s less than £2m. It’s an awful lot of money for a player if he doesn’t succeed. If he does succeed then it’s cheap.

The club have released some pics on the their Twitter handle. Here are some of the tweets.

Wenger has recently suggested that the Polish star will get first team action straight away but he is likely to deputise Francis Coquelin and Flamini for the remainder of the season. He has been dubbed the next Patrick Vieira and under the French manager he has the perfect mentor to reach those expectations.

It’s definitely a nice start and the fans will now be waiting to see more established names coming in the next week or so, with defense requiring the most attention.

Can he be the next Patrick Vieira?

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