Arsene Wenger confirms that Krystian Bielik will be available immediately.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that young Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik will go straight into the Gunners’ first team squad once his arrival from Legia Warsaw is ratified, report the Mirror, with the teenager potential available for the huge clash with Manchester City on Sunday.
Bielik underwent a medical with Arsenal on Friday and, with a deal agreed with Polish champions Legia, his arrival at the Emirates Stadium is set to be confirmed.
Speaking ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium, Wenger described his view on both the type of player that Bielik is and the fee that he has paid for the Pole, which is less than £2 million:
“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. Yes (he will go into first team squad).”