Bielik joined Derby this summer (Picture: Rex Features)Krystian Bielik believes he would have been guaranteed a chance at Arsenal were Arsene Wenger still in charge at the Emirates.The Pole left Arsenal this summer in a permanent switch to Championship side Derby County after previous loan spells at Birmingham City, Walsall and Charlton.Arsenal reportedly wanted to tie Bielik to a new long-term deal, but the 21-year-old decided to join Derby.Speaking about his switch, Bielik hinted he did not feel Emery would give him opportunities at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 20 Aug 2019 11:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link23Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Bielik hinted he didn’t think Emery would give him a chance (Picture: Getty)‘Is leaving Arsenal my failure? No. I don’t feel that way at all. I know that if Arsene Wenger was still working at the club, I would get a chance,’ he told Polish outlet Przeglad Sportowy.AdvertisementAdvertisementBielik explained in the interview Emery had asked him to join the first-team for pre-season having been impressed with his performances at Charlton.But soon after the invitation was issued, Arsenal told Bielik of the offer from Derby and he had no doubts about the move. Bielik was invited to train with Arsenal by Emery (Picture: Rex Features)Derby paid a club record for Bielik, with the deal reportedly worth £9.5million after add-ons.Bielik, who can play at centre-back or as a defensive midfielder, joined Arsenal as a 17-year-old from Legia Warsaw.Emery had a busy summer transfer window, signing Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney and William Saliba to permanent deals and bringing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos in on loan.Ceballos is already a big hit with the Arsenal fans and supporters are excited to see how goalscorer Pepe will link up with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.MORE: Josh Kroenke wants to cut away Arsenal deadweight amid Shkodran Mustafi transfer speculationMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Krystian Bielik convinced Arsene Wenger would have given him chance at Arsenal
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