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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is close to completing the signing of Krystian Bielik, who has been dubbed the "New Patrick Vieira"Reuters

Arsenal have moved another step closer to completing the signing of Krystian Bielik after agreeing on personal terms and convincing the parents of the "new Patrick Vieira" that his future lies at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger had lodged a €2 million (£1.6 million) bid with Bielik's current club Legia Warsaw which is thought to have been be accepted and the only thing that remained was to convince the player of a move to Arsenal.

Bielik and his parents visited Arsenal and their facilities last week, and Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal staff have apparently convinced the family to move to London, according to the Daily Star.

Polish reports also suggest personal terms have been agreed, with the player dubbed as the "new Patrick Vieira" set to earn considerably more than he is currently making at Legia Warsaw.

According to the report, Bielik, if he signs for Arsenal, will earn around £2000 a week, while he is earning around that amount in a month at the moment.

The 16-year-old midfielder has been tipped for a bright future, with his strong physique, he already stands at 6ft 2 ins, and power already earning him plenty of praise.

While Arsenal require a readymade midfielder with strong physical attributes in the centre of the park at the moment, Wenger clearly sees Bielik as a potential first team regular, hence all the hullaballoo ahead of the move.

The Daily Star also reports Bielik and his parents will be special guests at Arsenal's English Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day ahead of a move in the January transfer window.

Even if Arsene Wenger has insisted Arsenal will not be too busy in the January transfer window, the North London club are expected to make a few signings next month, chief of them being a central defender and defensive midfielder.

Several names have been doing the rounds, and it will be interesting to see if the Arsenal manager makes a high-profile move in the January window, or instead decides to go for someone who is readily available.

One thing is for sure, though -- even if Arsenal have all the players back from injury by January, they still need quality reinforcements in those two positions.

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