I want to play for Arsenal not Man United – New Matic reveals

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Krystian Bielik claims he hit a glass ceiling in the Arsenalyouth setup as he confirmed he wants to return to Birmingham City.

The Polish defender, 20, has struggled to force his way into Arsene Wenger’s first-team since being signed from Legia Wasaw for £2.5million just over three years ago.

Bielik joined League One side Walsall last month in a loan deal until the end of the season having missed much of the first half of the season after surgery on his injured shoulder.

That injury, Bielik believes, cost him a return to the Championship after an impressive run of games at Birmingham during the latter weeks of last season.

“In the Arsenal youth team I have long felt that I have reached a level and will not go higher,” Bielik told Przeglad Sportowy.

“I have to play in the first team – regardless of [whether it is] League One, the Premier League or the Dutch league.”

Bielik added: “There was interest from several clubs, but the injury closed many doors.

“I wanted to play in a first team in England. I would go to the Championship but, because of the injury, the clubs did not want to risk me.

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