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Why Arsenal must hang on to Bielik

Will Jones

According to The Sun, Krystian Bielik wants to exit Arsenal this summer. Many European clubs are apparently interested in securing the youngster’s services. He now appears ready to leave the Emirates Stadium behind in order to secure regular first team football elsewhere.

The 21-year-old shone for Charlton Athletic on loan last season. He has also regularly impressed for the Poland under-21s international side. However, he is nowhere near the top of the pecking order for the Gunners as things stand.

However, Unai Emery should recognise Bielik’s huge potential and make room for the Pole in his immediate plans. 

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The Gunners’ defence is in desperate need of a makeover. Bielik could prove to be a key figure in the rebuild of the Arsenal backline. With Laurent Koscielny ageing and Shkodran Mustafi having fallen well short of the standard required, opportunities for first team football could be on the horizon for Bielik at Arsenal.

Considering the Gunners’ current struggles in the transfer market, they can’t afford to lose Bielik. Instead, the youngster should be given a chance to compete with the likes of Rob Holding and Callum Chambers for a place in the club’s new look defence. What’s more, the loss of Bielik this summer would deplete Arsenal’s numbers further, giving Emery even more problems to solve. 

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