Wenger says Bielik won’t play against Brighton
Arsenal completed the signing of Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw in a £2.5m deal on Wednesday, yet the teenager is not set to make his debut at the weekend with Arsene Wenger saying the youngster isn’t match-fit having been on a winter-break with the Polish club.
The Gunners boss had this to say on Bielik in his pre-match press conference:
Boss on Bielik: “He has only just come from Poland so he is not fit because they had a winter break. He won’t play” pic.twitter.com/oSCmFQK2KS
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 22, 2015
Arsenal fans will therefore have to wait a while to see the 17 year old in action, with Wenger not going to rush the new signing into English football.
The defensive midfielder has been described as the ‘new Patrick Vieira‘, and given the former France international’s status with the North London club, the teen has great expectations placed on his shoulders.