Krystian Bielik wants to be sold by Arsenal this summer and has been told he’s got no future at the club because he was signed by Arsene Wenger.
According to a report by Przeglad Sportowy in Bielik’s native Poland, Bielik has been told he doesn’t fit with Unai Emery’s philosophy because he was signed by his predecessor.
That is despite a successful loan spell at Charlton last season and impressing at the Euro Under-21 Championship in the summer – meaning he is now desperate to leave permanently this summer.
The report says that Bielik’s most likely destination is the Championship, but he will shun loan spells because of his desire to cut ties with the Gunners.
It is odd that during a summer where Unai Emery really could do with a new central defender and central midfielder, he is so willing to cut loose a young, promising player who can play in both roles.
Of course it’s a step up from League One to the Premier League, but Mateo Guendouzi did well when thrust onto centre stage and youngster Rob Holding was the club’s best central defender before his injury in December.
It’s one thing for Arsenal to be so frugal in the transfer market but when that’s the approach, the manager should be exploring all of his options, not cutting out a potentially promising one like Bielik without even giving him a proper look.