Young and versatile 21-year-old Krystian Bielik enjoyed an impressive 2018/19 season on loan at Charlton before performing well at the Under 21 European Championship with Poland.
And as per Sport, in his native country, he wanted to remain at Arsenal but was forced to accept a move to Championship side Derby County in the most recent transfer window.
He said: “I was hoping that I would get a chance under Unai Emery but it turned out that he couldn’t see me in his plans. I love Arsenal and playing for this club was my dream.
“I didn’t expect to cost so much. Some say that this amount should be even greater but I never thought that I could be worth so much. Only Derby had a budget that allowed me to be bought from Arsenal.”
TBR’s View – Arsenal shouldn’t be surprised if Bielik comes back to haunt them
Bielik has plenty of promise and can play at centre half and in holding midfield, two positions in which Arsenal need cover at the very least; a genuine upgrade at the most.
If Emery couldn’t see him in his plans then it’s only right he let Bielik go and get regular gametime, but the Pole has the ability to become a Premier League player in the not too distant future.
The Gunners have a host of talented young players on their books – and it’s only natural that not all of them can make the grade, but Bielik’s early career suggests he may return to the top flight and prove Arsenal wrong to let him leave.