Krystian Bielik wants to quit skint Arsenal this summer in another blow to Emery despite defender’s stunning Charlton loan spell

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CASH-STRAPPED Arsenal are set to lose their wonderkid Krystian Bielik, who wants to leave the Emirates this summer.

A host of clubs from across Europe are queuing up for the talented defender, who starred for Poland at the U21 European Championship in Italy.

Arsenal wonderkid Krystian Bielik, who shined on loan for Charlton last season, wants to leave the Emirates this summer
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Bielik starred for Poland at the U21 Euros, scoring in their two first group stage games against Belgium and Italy
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Bielik, 21, shined while on loan at Charlton last season, scoring a crucial goal in the League One play-offs against Doncaster.

He then continued his superb form for Poland at the Euros, netting in two first group stage games against Belgium and host country Italy.

And SunSport understand that he is now leaning towards his Arsenal exit amid no prospects of regular first-team football at the Emirates next season.

Gunners fans have been impressed with Bielik’s performances and called on the club to give him a chance to thrive under Unai Emery.

He has played in just two games for the Emirates outfit’s senior squad since joining from Legia Warsaw in 2015, failing to make a single Premier League appearance.

But after Spain eliminated Poland from the tournament last week, the centre-back went for well-earned holidays in Greece having not even spoken to the Arsenal chief.

The North London side had told him back in April the club were thinking of loaning him out again rather than offering him regular first-team opportunities.

And the versatile Pole, who can also operate as defensive midfielder, said two weeks ago that he would consider his options if told to play for Gunners youth teams again.

GUNNER TROUBLE

Bielik is understood to have received transfer offers even before joining fellow Poles on international duty.

Clubs from England, Germany, Italy, Holland and Belgium have all inquired about the youngster, with Arsenal having offers for their prospect ready on the table.

 


Bielik’s situation seems baffling considering Emery’s slim transfer budget after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Arsenal are reportedly so desperate to raise funds for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha that they would be willing to sell their star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners, however, are closing on a £23m deal for St Etienne defender William Saliba, who plays in the same position as Bielik.

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