Quotes from AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piątek have emerged, with the player confirming Arsenal are one of his two favourite clubs abroad.
Piatek is fast proving he’s one of Europe’s top strikers at the moment. The 23-year-old has scored 26 goals in 29 games this season, as well as providing one assist. His good form earlier in the campaign earned him a move from Genoa to AC Milan, but his goalscoring hasn’t dropped off, with seven goals in eight games since the transfer.
As a result of all the attention around him, old quotes that were previously overlooked have started to emerge. One interview with Weszło in 2017 particularly caught the eye, where Piatek talked about his favourite clubs outside Poland.
“I have two favourite clubs abroad,” he explained (via Paris-Supporters). “Arsenal, although as you know, it’s hard to be a fan of Arsenal because you have to suffer a lot. I also like PSG. It’s my favourite club in Europe. I hope they will win the league and reach the final of the Champions League.”
If Piatek was an Arsenal fan even when things were going as badly as they were during the trophy drought while he was growing up, then you can fully understand his point about suffering through it. Although the team played some great football, there was always disappointment at the end of the season until the 2014-2017 FA Cup successes.
Given his age, perhaps Piatek could be the man to take the place of Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang someday.