Arsenal are reportedly about to sign Spezia’s Jakub Kiwior, and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski seems to be a big fan of the versatile Poland international.

The Gunners have pulled this deal out of nowhere. Just when we were all expecting to see an announcement on Leandro Trossard, Fabrizio Romano came up with the news that Arsenal have signed Kiwior.

We’ve already told you everything we know about the 22-year-old, but what does his compatriot Lewandowski, the most popular Polish player out there, think about him?

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Robert Lewandowski is a fan of Arsenal target Jakub Kiwior

Lewandowski has played at Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and now Barcelona. He knows a fantastic player when he sees one, and Kiwior seems to fall into that category.

The 22-year-old earned his first-ever Poland call-up last summer after a phenomenal domestic campaign in Italy for Spezia.

He made his debut against Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands in a game that Poland managed to draw 2-2, and three months later, he faced the Dutch again, this time in a 2-0 defeat.

Although they weren’t the results Poland fans would’ve wanted, they unearthed a gem, and Lewandowski’s comments about the talented defender a week later will now be music to curious Arsenal fans’ ears.

In quotes translated by Citta della Spezia and HITC back in September, Lewandowski said: “Oh Lord, listen to me: this is a real player!

“I noticed this during the warm-up before the game against the Netherlands (a 2-0 defeat last week). I asked: ‘But who is he’? Then I saw him in the game. Extraordinary. Really great potential.” 

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The Insider’s View

If Arteta and Edu want Kiwior and Lewandowski thinks he’s ‘extraordinary’, there’s not a lot left for us to say but we’re extremely excited to see how he plays.

Kiwior is a versatile defensive player, who can play as a centre-half, at left-back and also in defensive midfield. He’s good on the ball, is a tough tackler and is impressive in duels.

Still only 22, the Pole has all the time in the world to develop, and under a fantastic coach like Arteta, we’re certain he will fulfil his potential at Arsenal.

Kiwior is expected to have his medical over the weekend and a deal is set to be completed next week.

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