Not every Arsenal fan was thrilled when news broke that 17-year-old Krystian Bielik was to be our first signing of the window, with many hoping for a more established name. It looked as though Arsene Wenger had invested in yet another star of the future, but the Polish midfielder could be set to make an impact sooner than expected.
Actor and Arsenal fan Tom Watt is the host of Arsenal TV’s Monday night Fans Forum, and is often in the know about the goings on inside the Emirates.
He revealed that everyone at the club has been incredibly impressed with Bielik so far, and that the youngster has surprised a huge number of the players and staff while in training.
So @MarkG_Arsenal was as by Tom Watt to let slip one exclusive at the AISA meeting. Initially he said he had nothing but after a pause 1/2
— Dave Seager (@goonerdave66) January 29, 2015
He thought and then revealed that everyone at the club, players/staff has been blown away by Beliek in training. Impact sooner than expected — Dave Seager (@goonerdave66) January 29, 2015
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With the former Legia Warsaw man proving himself in the eyes of so many so soon, we could see his involvement in the first team almost straight away.
Francis Coquelin has done superbly in the defensive midfield role since returning from loan late last year, but the Frenchman can’t do it all on his own. With Mikel Arteta out injured and Mathieu Flamini underperforming, it would be excellent to see Bielik step up. We shouldn’t expect too much too soon, but his progress is certainly positive.