Piatek reveals he was an Arsenal fan

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: Krzysztof Piatek of AC Milan celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Empoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 22, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

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.

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.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 06: AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso looks on before the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 6, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

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“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.

“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.

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