The young Polish midfielder signed for the Gunners from Legia Warsaw for £2.5 million, as per the Guardian, and he has given his first opinions of Arsene Wenger in an interview with Przeglad Sportowy.
Being just 17-years-old, Bielik has been touted as a signing for the future, and, as a defensive midfielder, he has been considered as the long-term fix for the Gunners midfield woes. Despite already training with the North London club, he is not expected to make his debut for a number of weeks, but he has spoken of his early stay at the Emirates in an interview with Przeglad Sportowy.
The Polish media outlet inquired into how the youngster has been spending his time since signing for the Gunners, and he gave his early opinions of his new head coach, calling Wenger ‘great’ and revealing how well respected he is in the Arsenal set-up.
When asked what he thought of Wenger, Bielik replied: “Oh yes, [he is] great. He has a great level of respect.
“All [the players] bow down to him, and you can see how much respect they have for him. I do not blame them, as I am exactly the same. Often when I pass him, I am afraid to say ‘good morning’.
“He is a great person and a great coach. He immediately told me that if I have a problem, I immediately go to him or someone from the staff, then I get help.”
Considering he has moved to England from Poland at such a young age, there is a good chance that Bielik will suffer homesickness in his early stay with the Gunners, and there is probably no better coach in the Premier League than Wenger for nurturing youngsters through rough times.
Not only is the Frenchman a legendary technical coach, but his experience of dealing with other players in Bielik’s situation will prove vital, and, whilst there is a chance that the 17-year-old will never break through in the Premier League, his decision to sign for the Gunners was probably the best move he could have made, especially whilst Wenger is still in charge at the Emirates.