Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has confessed that he was an Arsenal fan in his younger days. “I admired champions like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.”
Little is known about Piatek’s past, given he rose from relative obscurity to score 19 goals for Genoa and Milan in his debut Serie A season.
Nonetheless, the 23-year-old admitted to Tuttosport: “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.
“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.”