Five Players of Polish Origin Who Have Played For Arsenal

Many gamblers bet based on emotions and affiliation.

This applies to the Polish GGBet market as Polish residents or indigenes may feel international bets are not for them since no Polish player is in the international field. In this article, we are focusing on five Polish footballers who have played in the international field, specifically in the English club - Arsenal. Get ready to learn as we run through the players’ basic information, tracing them all to being true Polish blood.

Krystian Bielik

First on the list is the Polish-blooded footballer, Krystian Bielik. The 23-year-old ex-Arsenal player was born in Konin, Poland in January 1998. Skilled at being a midfielder and centreback player, his football career began after being scouted by Lech Poznán in 2012.

Thanks to his self-development and improvements at Legia Warsaw, Arsenal recognised the talent in him and purchased him for a rumoured price of £2,400,000 in 2015. Recognized as an Arsenal player for four years, he made no match appearance for the club. Currently, Bielik plays for Birmingham City and has made 15 appearances this year. Bielik has played internationally for his country since 2013, scoring a total of 6 goals in his international matches.

Lukasz Fabianski

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Fabianski is a Polish goalkeeper who has also gone through the Arsenal's furnace. He is currently 38 years old and worth £35 million. He was born and bred in the native Polish town, Kostrzyn nad Odra. Starting out as a player at Lech Poznán, he previously trained at a football academy - named MSP Szamotuly at the age of 14. By 2005, he began his goalkeeping role at Legia Warsaw.

Arsenal saw potential in him and purchased him as a team member for close to £2.1 million in 2007. He played for seven years at Arsenal but appeared in only 32 matches. Currently, he plays for West Ham United – having made about 171 match appearances. Fabianski remained a loyal citizen of Poland as he played for Poland's national team for close to 15 years. Fabianski has bagged several awards such as the 2018 Polish Footballer of the Year, and the 2021 London Football Awards Goalkeeper of the Year, among others.

Wojciech Szczesny

The 33-year-old Polish player was born in April 1990, in Warsaw, Poland. The skilled goalkeeper takes after his father, Maciej Szczęsny who was a skilled goalkeeper in his days. Wojciech started playing at Legia Warsaw in 2005 as he reeked of great potential as a goalkeeper. He began playing as a youth at Arsenal but professionally debuted in 2009. He remained in Arsenal till 2017. Within his 8-year stay in Arsenal, the management loaned him to Brentford and Roma. Currently, he plays at Juventus where he has made 166 game appearances since his signing in 2017. Wojciech has raked achievements such as Lega Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year 2019, 2013 Premier League Golden Glove and others.

Lukas Podolski

Podolski may not be recognised as a Polish blood but this doesn't deny his root to Poland. He was born in Gliwice, Poland in 1985 but his parents relocated to Germany when he was two. The major reason why he never played on the Polish national team is that he was never made an offer to play for the team.

His football career started at an early age as he played at FC Bergheim at the age of six as a Junior player. By 2003, FC Köln brought him into their team, grooming him to be wanted by international clubs. By 2012, Arsenal pulled him into their team where he played for three years. Before his current position as a forward at Górnik Zabrze, he has played at Inter Milian, Galatasaray, Vissel Kobe and Antalyaspor.

Now aged 38, Lukas Podolski has won some awards such as Silver Shoe: Euro 2008, kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2010–11, 2017 Germany Goal of the Year and so on.

Jakub Kiwior

The 23-year-old centre-back and left-back defender currently plays at Arsenal. He was born in Tychy Poland in 2000. His professional football career started at Železiarne Podbrezová in 2018. He then moved to Žilina and Spezia between 2019 and 2023. He recently began his Arsenal career in early 2023. Kiwior is also a devoted Polish national team player, joining the team in 2022 for the UEFA Nations League. He also appeared in the FIFA World Cup as a player for his country. Within five years of his career, he was instrumental in Arsenal's victory in the FA Community Shield.


Poland is blessed with countless football potentials and many of these football legends passed through "the Gunners". Their stay in the club helped them navigate their interests and eventually forged them into the stars they are today. The Gunners have served as a life-changing English club, where a number of Polish footballers have become grounded and developed their skills.

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