Krystian Bielik reveals he’d only remain at Arsenal if he’s guaranteed a place in Unai Emery’s squad, per reports.
Bielik arrived Arsenal in the January of 2015 from Legia Warsaw. At that time, it was widely claimed that the player was highly rated and he was expected to be a key figure in the first team of Arsenal.
The 21-year-old Polish star started out his career as a defensive midfielder but most coaches have preferred him as a centre-back. After two previous loan spells, he joined Charlton on season long loan deal, where he featured in 31 League games for the side.
Bielik is currently on national duty with the U21 side and this will largely affected his pre-season for club. He was quizzed about the possibility of a transfer, he revealed he will seek assurance from Emery else he’d consider other options.
“My future is unknown but there is one thing I can say for sure: I will definitely not go back to Arsenal Under-23 team,” he told Goal.com.
“At this stage it wouldn’t make sense. If I do not receive the possibility to join the first team permanently, I will have to look for other solutions. I feel like a senior player now so I want to play senior football.
“This is, however, not the right moment to discuss these issues as I want to be 100% focused on the European Championships.”
Bielik will enter the final year with his contract next month, perhaps he will be handed a new contract.
Arsenal are reportedly close to signing William Saliba from Saint-Etienne but the player will be loaned back to his club if the deal goes through. Emery might consider Bielik in his squad if the player convinces him.