While the dreams of one of our Polish players to have a long-term future at the Emirates has been thrown up in discussions this week, the newest Polish sensation on the block is pushing for the cloud to clear for his own dreams to become fulfilled.
Arsenal’s bid for Krystian Bielik has been reportedly rebuffed by Legia Warsaw, but the youngster is not turning away from a possible move to the Emirates this winter, and is calling on both clubs to reach for smiles and handshakes. The Polish club appear not to have been satisfied with our initial offer but there could be a second bid made.
The 17-year old has been followed by Arsenal scouts at least for four months now and it is understood that his qualities as a defensive midfielder has alerted Wenger as to his ability to take up the mantle that has been gaping for long within the Arsenal team. In an earlier article posted here, we had seen how Bielik was of Arsene’s plans for him when he moves to Arsenal and that must be a motivation for him to be desperate for the deal not to fall through.
In another set of revelations, he has rendered a synopsis of how his Arsenal dream began and why it would be cruel for the fairytale to vanish without becoming fulfilled.
“It was exactly 21st November” Bielik, in a tone of reminiscence, began in his conversation with a section of the Polish Press.
“I remember when I met with my agent, Cezary Kucharski told me that Arsenal were really pushing for me and invited me to London. Even after his words, it was hard for me to believe it all”
“I flew to London for two days with the manager. at the airport, waiting for us was a driver who drove us to the hotel. In the evening we met up for dinner with the head of scouting at Arsenal. the next day I visited the club academy, I watched the first team training.”
“I could have been in London for Christmas too or come on December 26th for a match against Queens Park Rangers. However, I decided this time to spend with my loved ones in Poland. During these two days I got to know enough”
“I hope that the two clubs come together and I go to London to fulfill my dreams”
It’s easy to imagine the rise and fall of shades of excitement on his face as he goes through that narrative but what remains an obvious fact is that Arsenal has had too many rises and crashes over the past decade, especially when it comes to having a dependable defensive midfielder; having the security of a Gilberto at some point and the naivety of a Denilson at other times. Song and Arteta have been more recent, but the recent reliance on Francis Coquelin, even when we have a returned Flamini shows perhaps a long-term solution should be in the works.
We’d have surely wanted the club to go all out for a Carvalho or Bender and while we might yet do so, nothing spells doom if we are making efforts to sign one who has such abilities to be established for the future.
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