Legia boss speaks in glowing terms of Arsenal target Krystian Bielik

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Arsenal could be getting a top prospect in Legia Warsaw's Krystian Bielik, with his manager Henning Berg speaking enthusiastically about the midfielder.

Legia Warsaw manager Henning Berg has spoken in glowing terms of reported Arsenal target Krystian Bielik to Sky Sports News HQ, claiming that his emerging midfielder "does not have any weaknesses".

Bielik, 17, has been linked with a move to the Gunners for several weeks and was even invited to the club’s training ground over the Christmas period, following an initial £1.6 million bid.

With Bundesliga club Hamburg entering the race for his signature over the weekend, Arsenal representatives are believed to have flown out to Poland earlier in the week to complete a deal said to be in the region of £2 million, according to Sky Sports.

The promising holding midfielder is now scheduled to have a medical at the Emirates Stadium on Friday, and spoke to Legia’s official website ahead of flying out about the excitement of edging towards a “dream” move.

"I am going to London to fulfil my dreams,” he said. “I hope I will become an Arsenal player soon."

Former Manchester United defender Berg will be disappointed to see Bielik go, but believes that Arsene Wenger is going to get a top prospect if the proposed move does indeed go through.

“He does not have any weaknesses,” he said. “He’s a physical player with good skills.

"He has very good understanding of the game and match mentality. Krystian is quite far ahead of other players at his age.”

It sounds like Arsenal are making a wise investment then, although, given his age and inexperience, it might be some time before he gets the chance to star in the first-team.

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