He’s set Serie A on fire this season, first with Genoa and most recently with AC Milan, but Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek has revealed he has eyes for the Gunners in a recent interview.
Piatek started the season at Genoa, notching an incredible 19 goals in 21 games, which alerted him to the Rossoneri (and Ivan Gazidis in particular), where he moved in January in a £31 million deal.
Since arriving at the San Siro, Piatek has continued his ridiculous run, finding the net seven times in eight games.
Naturally, the Polish hitman’s electric form has alerted him to many of Europe’s top clubs and Arsenal may take heart that his loyalties lie in the red half of North London.
4 – Before Krzysztof Piatek, the last player to have scored in each of his first four top-flight starts with the Rossoneri was Oliver Bierhoff (September-October 1998). Unstoppable.#MilanEmpoli #SerieA pic.twitter.com/2iMW82Ed4P
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 22, 2019
In a recent interview, the 23-year-old revealed his support for Arsenal as well as having a soft spot for Paris Saint-Germain.
“I have two favourite clubs abroad. 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.”
Lionel Messi has 3️⃣0️⃣ goals in all competitions so far this season.
Krzysztof Piatek has 2️⃣6️⃣.
Watch out, Leo. 👀 pic.twitter.com/l4GcW9nujX
— Goal (@goal) February 22, 2019
🔫🇵🇱 6 goals in 4 AC Milan games for Krzysztof Piątek 🔥🔥🔥
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) February 18, 2019
Krzysztof Piatek going for €35m should haunt the dreams of every top chief executive that didn’t try to sign him. What. A. Bargain.
— Robbie Fahy (@RFahy00) February 22, 2019
Given that only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more Serie A goals this season (just one ahead of the Poland international), Piatek is set to be in high demand at the end of this season, only six months after moving to the San Siro.
With question marks hanging over Alexandre Lacazette’s future at the Emirates due to the Frenchman being seen as one of the players who’s sale could raise significant funds to bring in new signings in the summer, Unai Emery could do a lot worse than instructing incoming technical director Monchi to target Piatek as a replacement.
(h/t the mirror)