AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has revealed he was an Arsenal fan growing up and was a big fan of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
The Polish striker has risen to fame since joining the Rossoneri from Genoa having scored a remarkable 19 goals in his debut Serie A season.
But in a recent interview, Piatek opened up on his long term admiration for the Gunners growing up as a lad.
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Nonetheless, the 23-year-old admitted in a quote that was cited on Football Italia: “I was an Arsenal fan growing up.
“I really liked Wenger’s style of play and I admired champions like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
Speaking about his celebration that has gone viral in the streets of Milan, the striker feels it’s been a stroke of good luck.
“I did my ‘pistolero’ celebration after I scored a goal and then it stayed. Now it represents a lucky charm for me.
“I’ve seen how people in Italy have gone mad about this celebration. Genoa’s a city where I felt good.
"I like two foreign clubs. One of them is Arsenal but as you know it's difficult to support Arsenal."
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“In particular I loved the sea, the mild climate and good food.”
Piatek’s goals for Milan has helped the club climb up the table, putting them in a stronger position to secure a Champions League ticket.
The striker would be aiming to win over more Rossoneri fans with a goal against rivals Inter in the Derby della Madonina.