English Premiership

Wenger: Bielik is a 'gamble'

2015-01-22 08:29
Krystian Bielik (arsenal.com)
Cape Town - Arsenal have completed the signing of Polish teenager Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee, thought to be close to £2.5 million.

The Gunners announced the deal had been completed on Wednesday, saying that the 17-year-old will go straight into the first-team squad.

Speaking before the transfer was formally announced, manager Arsene Wenger admitted the signing was a gamble.

“He’s a defensive midfielder, 6ft 2in [tall], he has a good energy level and technical level,” Wenger told The Guardian.

“It’s a gamble but, on what we saw, it’s worth to take the gamble. It’s an awful lot of money for a player if he doesn’t succeed. If he does succeed, then it’s cheap.”


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