Star Milan striker reveals he supported Arsenal growing up

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has revealed that he supported Premier League side Arsenal when growing up as a child.

The Poland international arrived at Milan from Genoa in January for a fee of €35million back in January, having netted 13 goals in 19 Serie A appearances for the Rossoblu.

That earned him the big money move to the Rossoneri where he hit the ground running, scoring nine more league goals between then and the end of the season.

However, Piatek is currently in somewhat of a dry spell at the moment, having scored just once from open play in his last 11 competitive games.

Despite this, head coach Marco Giampaolo has insisted there is no reason to be concerned about the 24-year-old.

In a feature with Tuttosport, Piatek responded to letters from some of his younger fans, and confessed his childhood love for the Gunners.

“As a child I was an Arsenal fan,” he said (via

“I really liked the style of play of Wenger’s team and I admired great players like Bergkamp and Henry.”

“My celebration? I did the ‘Pistolero’ after scoring a goal and then it remained, now it represents a talisman for me. I saw that people in Italy went crazy for it.” 

On former club Genoa, he added: “Genoa is a place where I found myself well, in particular I loved the sea, the mild climate and good food.”

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