Krzysztof Piatek says he supported Arsenal as a child because of Arsene Wenger’s playing style and the world-class players at the club back then.
Speaking to TuttoSport (via MilanNews), Piatek confirmed some old quotes that had been floating around about his support of Arsenal. Back in 2017, the striker revealed his favourite clubs outside Poland to Weszło, listing both the Gunners and PSG.
“I have two favourite clubs abroad,” he explained. “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.”
Then, in his recent TuttoSport interview, Piatek verified those quotes as genuine and explained why he was an Arsenal supporter.
“As a child, I was an Arsenal fan,” he said. “I really liked the style of Wenger’s team and admired champions like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.”
Piatek is having a fantastic goalscoring season in Italy, scoring 27 goals in 30 games. He moved from Genoa to AC Milan in January, but that hasn’t disrupted his rhythm at all. The 23-year-old has eight goals in nine games since his move, scoring in all but two of his starts.
The centre-forward is unlikely to leave in the next couple of transfer windows, having only joined Milan so recently. However, he may well end up running down his contract just as Arsenal are starting to move on from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who turns 30 this year.
At that point, if he’s still scoring as he is now, the Gunners would be foolish not to offer Piatek the chance to join his boyhood club.