Confirmed Arsenal U18 line-up: Krystian Bielik starts for Gunners

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Here is how Arsenal's under-18s will line up against their Leicester City counterparts today:

Arsenal’s January signing Krystian Bielik has been named in the starting line-up for the Gunners’ under-21 match against their Leicester City counterparts today.

The £2.4million signing from Legia Warsaw had to wait patiently for his first taste of competitive action but it finally came last weekend, when he turned out for Arsenal’s under-18s against Norwich City.

The 17-year-old was unable to prevent his side from losing 3-1 on that occasion but he still showed glimpses of what he can do and he will surely be hoping to experience a victory in what will be his second outing for the club’s young side.

Bielik was one of two players to arrive at Arsenal in the last transfer window, along with Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Paulista, but while he is highly-rated the young defensive midfielder will have to be patient for his first-team chances.

Below is the side Arsenal’s under-18s will start today’s match with:

Arsenal under-18 starting XI: Keto, Smith, O’Connor, Dobson, Bola, Maitland-Niles, Bielik, Willock, Zelalem, Eyoma, Mavididi

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