Kyrstian Bielik took the next step on his Arsenal journey by starting for the u21’s on Tuesday night.

The Pole, who arrived on a permanent deal in January, had an effort cleared off the line, but could not stop the youngsters crashing to a 1-0 defeat at Derby. Chuba Akpom also got a surprise start.

Although Arsene Wenger has already ruled out playing the midfielder in the first team this season, it would not be unexpected to see him start to be integrated more and more.

His arrival, coupled with the emergence of Francis Coquelin, would put a question mark over the club’s reported interest in 18-year-old Godfred Donsah.

You can see the highlights from the game below, although you should allow for the fact that they were compiled by Derby rather than Arsenal.

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