Arsenal strengthen with Jakub Kiwior

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Arsenal’s squad is growing a little more. After recording the arrival of Leandro Trossard to add depth to their attacking sector, the Gunners have just announced the recruitment of Jakub Kiwior, a young Polish international central defender (9 caps) who played for La Spezia, in Serie A, since summer 2021: “We are delighted to have completed the signing of Jakub Kiwior. He is a young talent that we have been following for a while now. We now all look forward to working with Jakub and seeing his continued development with us. We welcome Jakub to Arsenal.” is it written in the club’s official press release.

It’s great that Jakub is joining us. He is a versatile young defender who has shown enormous potential and qualities with La Spezia in Serie A, but also at international level with Poland. Jakub is a player who will give us strength and quality in our defensive unit. We welcome Jakub and his family to Arsenal and look forward to working with him. “Says coach Mikel Arteta in the press release from the North London club which formalizes its second recruit of the winter.

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Kiwior, a talented and promising defender

Courted by Chelsea (before the arrival of Benoît Badiashile) or even Borussia Dortmund after his great World Cup with Poland in Qatar, Jakub Kiwior therefore landed on the side of the Emirates Stadium, where he was committed until June 2028, in exchange for a check for 25 million euros (+€5 million bonus). A great added value for La Spezia, which had paid € 2.2 million for him in 2021. The former player of Zilina or Podbrezova, in Slovakia, has in any case forged a good reputation in Italy in the space of a year and a half (39 Serie A matches on the clock).

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Solid (1.89m) but rather fast despite his size, this left-hander, able to move in the corridor and even a notch higher, in the middle of the field, can rely on a very good reading of the game and a quality of interesting revival. The Pole will have to whip to dislodge the indisputable hinge Saliba-Gabriel installed by Mikel Arteta this season. “Kuba” Kiwior has especially reinforced a sector where only Rob Holding acted as a replacement in the event of a glitch (injury, suspension), even if Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu can also leave their right lane to help out in the axis. The North London club have announced that their new player will wear number 15.

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