Seriously how good is this 17 year old…no offence Krystian Bielik. We all know Arsenal have been leaking goals this season and with the names that have been mentioned in the past, Arsenal seem to have settled on Bielik.
How many people feel confident on giving a 17 year old the task of plugging in the gaps in midfield because according to reports, Bielik will go straight in to the first team squad. When Patrick Viera left Arsenal for Turin, I was very confident Cesc Fabregas could take over the mantle despite reservations from some quarters on placing such a lot of responsibility on his young shoulders but he flourished due to the fact that he had an experienced head in the form of Gilberto Silva. I have to admit that I watched Fabregas keenly the season before watching all the games in the Capital one cup that he was involved in so I knew what he was capable of.
I have only watched a few clips of Bielik on you tube (you can all roll your eyes now) but worryingly he seems to have a tendency of attacking and leaving his defensive duties. Say what you will about Coquelin, he does his job which is to defend. He tackles, gets the ball and passes to the nearest player next to him starting a quick counter attack but he protects his territory. From the look of things, Bielik steals the ball starts a counter attack and tries to get on the end of the attack he has started which is fine but that would leave Arsenal vulnerable to a counter attack wouldn’t it?
Anyway, I am not here to slate Bielik before he even arrives. I was just raising some concerns that will be answered sooner rather than later. If there is someone who knows how to spot talent it is Arsene Wenger and if he has seen something in this young player, then I won’t bet against him as he has been right more often than not.
To be honest, I am very curious to see him in action. Seventeen…talk about a gamble.