Versatile Arsenal star Krystian Bielik has revealed why he joined Charlton Atletic on a season long loan deal, according to reports.
The Polish star arrived Arsenal in 2015 from his country club Legia Warsaw with the pedigree of rising-star defensive midfielder. He struggled to adapt and get into the first team of Arsenal and has been sent on several loan spells.
He has been deployed basically as a centre-back and he has featured in eight games for the Addicks this term. Speaking after their win against Doncaster Rovers, he laid bare why he joined Charlton in the summer.
Bielik said: “I came here because I don’t want to play any more academy football. I think I’ve done very well in youth football, now it’s the time for me to play proper men’s football.
“That’s why I came here, because I want to get as many games under my belt [as possible]. That’s why I’m here, I’m very happy and it was very tough last year for me and now I’m getting better.
“I played my third game in a row after injury, so I hope I will start again on Tuesday against Walsall and play again 90 minutes without any injuries. That’s my target, I want to do my best on Tuesday now.”
Arsenal have a chunk of their player on loan spells and quite a number of them have been impressive this season. Unai Emery has upheld the ideology of the club that gives opportunities to the rising stars of the club and we have seen the likes of Smith Rowe do well.