Arsenal-bound Krystian Bielik discusses his fears ahead of transfer

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Krystian Bielik has revealed that he has fears about signing with Arsenal.

The young Polish midfielder is set to undergo a medical with Arsenal on Friday, with the move set to be made official on Monday, according to Legia.Sport.

Having agreed a fee with Legia Warsaw, the Gunners look all but assured to seal the 17-year-old’s signing, and, although he has only made five professional appearances in his short career, there is a wealth of talent in the Polish wonderkid.

Whilst Arsenal fans will be delighted that Arsene Wenger is building towards the future - as has been his desire for all of his Gunners career - there are some questions concerning what role Bielik will play in the first-team. With the injury to Mikel Arteta, and no real top quality defensive midfielder at the Emirates, the youngster could theoretically step right into the starting XI following his transfer.

Consistent first-team football in the Premier League would do wonders for his development as a young athlete, but he himself has admitted there are fears ahead of his transfer, having to move to such a big club as Arsenal.

Speaking to Legia.Sport, the youngster has discussed the worries he has had since the interest from Arsenal started, claiming that previous set-backs in his career have set him up well to overcome any potential difficulties.

Bielik said: “Only a fool would not have them [fears].

“They are not large. I believe in my skills, but I'm going to a new place, a big club and do not really know what to expect. There will certainly be ups, but also downs.

“At the age of 14-years-old I experienced an injury which ruled me out of the game for seven months. It was a tough time. That hurt me. I was living in a boarding school in Poznan, without parents. I missed them, and I still could not train.

“But I got up and overcame it. Immediately after the injury I went to the Nike Cup finals tournament, after which I came to the Academy of Lech [Poznan] permanently.”

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