Krystian Bielik joins Birmingham City on loan

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The Arsenal youth exodus continued last night as Krystian Bielik joined Birmingham City on loan.

He became the latest in a string of late window loan moves, following the likes of Chuba Akpom, Gedion Zelalem and Matt Macey for developmental periods elsewhere.

Birmingham currently sit mid-table in the Championship, and the highly rated Polish defender will be hoping for some playing time between now and May.

He joined the club as a midfielder, but has been playing most of his football at youth level as a centre-half.

Speaking last year, Arsene Wenger said of him, “He has all the qualities and ingredients to be a top-level centre-back.

“The one thing he is missing is the experience in this position because he came to us as a central midfielder, but I converted him because I felt he can play the type of football we want to play as a centre-back.”

Now he just needs experience, so let’s hope he gets it at Birmingham.

See all the deadline day loan moves here

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