Krystian Bielik says he would play anywhere for Arsenal

Arsenal's Krystian Bielik (L) in action

The midfielder has been converted to a centre back by manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal's Krystian Bielik (L) in action

Arsenal youngster Krystian Bielik has told FourFourTwo he is willing to play anywhere just to get into the Arsenal first-team.

The 18-year-old joined from Legia Warsaw last January and has already made his senior debut.

He arrived as a central midfielder, but manager Arsene Wenger quickly decided that a future at centre back may be a better fit for him.

Krystian Bielik defends during Arsenal's pre-season tour

He has since impressed in the role, going on to feature in their pre-season tour of the USA this summer.

And he says he is willing to play in any position so long as he can get a place in the Arsenal first-team.

“Arsene came to me and said ‘I see you as a central defender, so I want you to start learning to player there,” he told FourFourTwo.

“I just want to play for Arsenal, it doesn’t matter where that would be – defensive midfielder, right back. If Arsene wants me to be a centre-back, I will do everything I can to make him happy.”

Blackburn's Connor Thomson and Arsenal's Krystian Bielik in action

It now remains to be seen if Bielik can go on to become a star for Arsenal at centre back in future.

He may be given the chance to prove himself sooner rather than later, especially with the recent injury to Per Mertesacker.

The German is set to miss five months of the season, meaning Arsenal are short at the back at present, and Wenger may turn to Bielik to fix the issue.

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