English Premiership

Bielik explains Arsenal move

2015-01-16 13:02
Krystian Bielik (Getty Images)
Krystian Bielik (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik has revealed why he chose to join Arsenal from Legia Warsaw, despite Hamburg also showing interest in signing him.

Arsene Wenger has been chasing the midfielder since the transfer window opened in January, and, according to Football411, now looks to have got his man, having confirmed that the everything has been agreed for the transfer.

The 17-year-old also visited Bundesliga side Hamburg, but was more impressed with the London club.

"First of all, because of Arsene Wenger. He is a legend," Bielik told Gazeta Wyborcza, when asked why he wanted to join The Gunners. But it appears Hamburg's limited ambitions also had a sway.

Bielik added: "In Hamburg, the team has a very young coach and their target for this season is to avoid the relegation from Bundesliga. This also had an impact.

"Certainly it will be harder for me to get through at Arsenal. But if I succeed in three or four years, I will be at the footballing top. After all, this is one of the best clubs in Europe and certainly better than Hamburg.

"I'm going to London to fulfill my dreams. I want to prove to the manager that he did not make a mistake by signing me. But it does not mean that my goal is playing in the first team right away. I'm not ready yet."

Bielik will be watching Arsenal from the stands when they face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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