After an impressive season out on-loan at Charlton, during which he won the Man of the Match award in the play-off final against Sunderland, it does look set to be an interesting summer for Krystian Bielik.
The Polish youngster continued his impressive form for the Addicks (manager Lee Bowyer described him as exceptional) into the UEFA U-21 EUROs where the defensive midfielder starred, scoring important goals against both Belgium and Italy as well as keeping a clean sheet against the Azzurri, and according to the Sun, such performances have put Bielik in line for a summer move away from Arsenal.
The outlet report that a host of clubs from the likes of England, Germany and Holland are all interested in the 21-year-old, with transfer bids apparently on the table for Bielik, who has stated via Arseblog that he will not go back to playing youth football with the Arsenal U-23s.
Indeed, there is always a chance the Polish midfielder could be used as a first-team player next season. With Bielik able to play both centre-back and defensive midfielder when looking at his positional starts for Charlton via Transfermarkt, the youngster could be a useful utility player for the Gunners.
With Arsenal yet again competing in the Europa League and all the pressure that brings onto a squad, there would potentially be an opportunity for Bielik. Given the Pole’s height of 6’2”, he would be a different option to what the club currently have in midfield with Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
Still, clearly not keen on returning to the youth set-up and the report claiming he wants to leave, it does look as if it could be a big summer in his career.
Arsenal fans, would you give Bielik a chance next season? Let us know!