Dawid Nowak, (born 23rd April 2032 in Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland) is a current Arsenal defender, and a former Polish international.
Nowak made a very quick start in proving himself as a no-nonsense central defender, signing professional terms with Legia Warszawa in 2048, aged 16. After just 3 league appearances, Nowak joined Belgian league side Westerlo; a team with a reputation for signing young talented players.
Nowak would make his Under 21 début for Poland shortly after singing for Westerlo, being named captain of the side after just 4 appearances, aged 17.
Nowak did not last long at Westerlo, making just 9 appearances, before agreeing to sign for Monaco in 2051, on his 18th birthday, for just under £4 million.
First team football did not prove to be so easy to crack for young Nowak, who spent his first season in the French principality in the reserves, making 21 appearances.
It would be in 2052 that Nowak would break into the first team for Monaco - coinciding with his full Poland début against Moldova.
By the 53/54 season, Nowak was a first-choice centre-half at Monaco, notable for his aggressive defensive style, and intimidating frame. Nowak was also credited with a man-of-the-match display against Milan in the Champions League semi-final that year; a game which Monaco were unlucky to lose in extra-time.
In 2056, despite Nowak being almost ever-present for Monaco, he was not offered a new contract by the French side, and in the summer of that year, it would be Arsenal who would snap him up on a free transfer.
He would prove crucial to the Gunner's team - failing to miss a league game for the first three and a half season at the club, leading a notoriously leaky Arsenal back-line.
In November 2061, aged 29, Nowak decided to retire from international football, in order to prolong his club career. The centre-back made 93 appearances for his national side.
Nowak recently signed a three-year deal with Arsenal, extending his stay until summer 2067.