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Arsene Wenger has revealed he is looking to solve the centre back crisis by looking into his squad. The French man is keen on strengthening his defense and has admitted his interest in signing an experienced centre-back this summer. However, he has now admitted he is looking to promote from the club’s academy.
The boss has suggested he would give young midfielder Krystian Bielek the chance to impress at centre back.
‘Bielek has all the qualities and ingredients to be a top level centre-back,’ said Wenger.
‘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 into a centre-back because I felt he can play the type of football we want to play as a centre- back.
‘Many times this is a position for experienced players because you pay for every mistake with a goal in this position, in the Premier League.
‘What I have try to do with him this season is to work on his positional play and improve him, and give him some games. If in December, he is not ready, we will try and get him to play somewhere.’
Bielek would now compete with the likes of Rob Holding and Calum Chambers of a centre back spot this season.