Krystian Bielik linked with Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly interested in taking Krystian Bielik on loan for the 2017-18 season.

The 19 year old is now at a stage in his career when he needs to play regularly, and had spell with Birmingham City last year.

He had been linked with a move to Norwich City last month before that fell through, and it’s now suggested he could spend the upcoming campaign at the City Ground.

Current Forest boss Mark Warburton has a good relationship with Arsene Wenger, taking Gedion Zelalem on loan while he was in charge of Rangers, and while boss of Brentford brought in a number of young Arsenal players on short-term deals.

He was also linked with the then vacant academy role following the departure of Andries Jonker, a position that will be filled next year by Per Mertesacker.

The Gunners have, at the moment, an abundance of centre-halves, blocking Bielik’s path to first team action but a good season out on loan could see him come back to compete next year.

However, there is the danger that an arm injury he picked up in midweek during the U23 clash with Man City may scupper the move, so we’ll wait and see what happens.

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