Arsenal have accomplished the signing of Poland defender Jakub Kiwior from Spezia in a deal price £20m.
The 22-year-old, who has signed a four-and-a-half take care of the choice of an extra 12 months on the Emirates Stadium, turns into the Premier League leaders’ second signing this January after the arrival of Leandro Trossard from Brighton for £27m.
Kiwior on becoming a member of Arsenal: ‘It’s the head’
On finishing his transfer to north London, Kiwior mentioned: “When I noticed my title on an Arsenal shirt for the primary time, I simply laughed! I used to be so pleased to see my title on the shirt of such an enormous membership. For me, it is an extremely pleased second and the head to play for such an enormous membership.
“I’ve at all times dreamt of taking part in within the Premier League. I knew it would not be straightforward, and if I acquired the prospect, then I knew I’d must take advantage of it as a result of it was one in every of my greatest desires. For me, it is one of the best league. I’m thrilled to be right here.
“It’s big for me that Arsenal had been and that I’m in a position to be right here. I’m conscious that Arsenal are an enormous membership in a high league, so I did not actually have to consider a lot else. I used to be simply ecstatic and actually wished to come back.
“I really like passing the ball. I like groups that transfer the ball and attempt to create possibilities that approach. So, I’m pleased that I’ve come to a crew like that.”
Kiwior has been capped 9 occasions by Poland and began all 4 of their video games on the World Cup in Qatar.
Arsenal had been on the lookout for a left-sided central defender, with Kiwior anticipated to offer competitors for Gabriel.
Gunners sporting director Edu mentioned: “We’re delighted to have accomplished the signing of Jakub Kiwior. He’s a younger expertise who we have been monitoring for some time now. We are actually all trying ahead to working with Jakub and seeing his continued improvement with us. We welcome Jakub to Arsenal.”
Manager Mikel Arteta added: “It’s nice that Jakub is becoming a member of us. He’s a younger versatile defender who has proven big potential and qualities with Spezia in Serie A, and likewise at worldwide degree with Poland.
Jakub Kiwior is gold mud as a result of he’s a left-sided central defender. Loads of golf equipment in world soccer are after a participant in that place.
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“Jakub is a participant who will give us power and high quality to our defensive unit. We welcome Jakub and his household to Arsenal and sit up for working with him.”
Kiwior was current on the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Super Sunday, although his arrival on the membership was not but introduced.
Arsenal’s good switch window continues…
Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol:
“Arsenal have had an excellent switch window.
“They’ve purchased in precisely what Mikel Arteta has requested for and it’s at all times a great signal, once you really feel a deal isn’t proper, to stroll away from it. I imagine that’s what occurred so far as the deal for Mykhailo Mudryk was involved.
“There had been two golf equipment eager about signing Mudryk and that was Arsenal and Chelsea, and Arsenal weren’t keen to construction a deal and pay precisely what Shakhtar wished on the Friday. The subsequent day Chelsea agreed to pay and construction the deal precisely because the Ukrainian membership wished.
“Arsenal did not lick their wounds. A few days later they moved onto one in every of their different targets they usually signed Leandro Trossard. They saved some huge cash that may have been spent on Mudryk, and that cash can go in the direction of signing someone like Declan Rice in the summertime as effectively.
“If you communicate to Arsenal followers, sure, Mudryk could also be one which acquired away, however I do not assume lacking out on him will outline Arsenal’s season.”
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