Interview: Krystian Bielik – “I’m not pressuring myself, my time will come when Arsene says so”

Krystian Bielik has been one of Arsenal’s emerging stars in their pre-season tour of America – and he’s had to be. With Per Mertesacker sidelined for five months, Gabriel ill and Laurent Koscielny still on holiday, the 18-year-old Pole has been given his chance to fill the void. 

For Arsene Wenger, Bielik is a new passion project – and if historical success is anything to go by, the young utility man should be thrilled. Wenger believes Bielik can become one of the best centre-backs in the world, if not right away then certainly in the future. 

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