Confirmed: Arsenal sign Sead Kolasinac on free transfer

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Arsenal have announced the signing of Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer.

The Bosnian defender was out of contract with Bundesliga side Schalke at the end of this season, and becomes the first capture of the summer. According to his former club, he has signed a five-year deal tying him to the Emirates until 2022.

The 23-year-old has been an impressive performer for the Bundesliga side and is a strong versatile player who can work across the left side of the back-line in a back three or back four.

The club’s Twitter team were in playful mood, announcing the new arrival’s signing like this.

For more on the kind of player we’re getting, check out this profile piece by Bundesliga expert Lewis Ambrose.

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Pedant

Good stuff, looks like a beast. We need more of that in the team.

Mein Bergkampf

Maybe Wenger and Gazidis were in Nice buying Sead a decorative porcelain water Sheringham to seal the deal…

IamaGoober

Laughing and smiling, nodding .. slowly backing out of the room

**googles Water Sheringham

Pedant

Is he related to Perez though, looks very similar.
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Pedant

Or is it Perez…

Arsenal Pakistan!

How do you guys post pictures in comments! 😒

Pedant

You have to be a genius I’m afraid.

Gunnya

Really?

Heavenly Chapecoense

What a Pedantic answer ?

Nyong

😂😂😂

goongot

copy the image url and hit reply…alas blogs moderate most of the pics it seems…

goongot

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steve

Thats made me spill my tea !!!

Ricardo laizer

Absolutely hi looks like perez

David C

I thought he looks more like Gundogen. Hopefully won’t have his injury problems 🙂

Marcel

Which ti-set number do he given?

Pedant

Cofveve.

Gunnya

Top top top quality

Taurine

So Kolasinac is finally here!… might signal the end for Gibbs.

Still awaiting news about Ozil and Alexis…and Mbappe? One can only dream…

crapaud

Seems it although the BBC website clearly has an agenda to undermine this great signimng by focusing on the fact that apparently he’s scored the fastest own goal in World Cup history. How pathetic of the BBC to focus on that – must be a Sp*rs reporter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40177129

crapaud

and that BBC article follows another on Chiek Tiote’s ‘stunning volley against Arsenal’. Whislt I admit it was a brilliant goal in a bizarre game – surely they could have paid tribute to him without sticking the boot into Arsenal (again)

TopBinBehaviour

Team of the season player in the bundesliga for free, good bit of business. Gibbs will be off to whoever will take him which is a shame but he’s not up to scratch.

Heavenly Chapecoense

How come they let him leave for free ? Someone at Schalke must lose his job. A player good for Arsenal and not sold 15 millions in the summer or 10 millions in January.

tadumtss

He’s like: Alexis please sign da thing

Danny

Boom!!

Anonymarse

Like a new signing

See what I did there 🙂

Anonymarse

Sorry

Elliot Ness

For free? Noice!

Patrik Ljungberg

I would like some ice, please.

Brown

Anyone know how good this guy really is?

Laraib Zafar Khan

He is amazing, was in TOTS bundesliga. Absolute beast of a player.

Kake

He’s a solid 5/7

Timsh

He’s been very effective going forward this season. Physically very strong, good crosser of the ball. Wing-back suits him a lot more than leftback I feel. Can be defensively suspect sometimes with regards to his positioning and the occasional rash tackle but did also play left centre back a couple of times and adjusted his game well when I watched him there. Think he will relish the premier league. Exciting signing and good competition for Monreal.

Could improve technically though. Monreal is far superior with regards to that

clins

agreed. monreal is very underrated player technically . the way he keeps posession and links up with sanchez and other players is really good .

kolanaisc is a different beast altogether , a battering ram that runs up and down the byline. thats not to say he is inferior , he’s just different . one writer compared him to luke shaw of united , and i think he got that about right. i only watched him in one game which was second leg semifinal against ajax and he was the best player on the pitch and he was only a right wing back . i think we got an absolute gem on our hands

Toni

He is Bosnian. He HAS to be ruthless. He looks the same build as Hulk.

dr Strange

Welcome to the Arsenal!

Cliff Bastin

LANS wait hang on.

Arsebjørn

Look at the size of him. The Bosnian Beast!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N8pX_H32tA

GraeB

As long as he’s not Andre Santos!

Zyrth

Does he ever smile? Not that I’m complaining.. he’s the anti-Santi. Strikes fear into the hearts of opponents

billybatts

How do you pronounce it then? Kola-sin-ACK, or Kola-sin-ACH? Something else?

Domi

Cola (like in coca cola), Sheen (like charlie sheen), atz (like in platz, german)

the Stig

like notch, except with A

billybatts
a different George

It sounds like he says Cola–seen–ack.

Popeye

I’ve never seen him play, so will reserve judgement until I have seen him play numerous times for Arsenal taking into account adjustment time, age, experience etc. Crazy I know, but I can’t help myself,.

Berlingoon

Welcome to the greatest team the world has ever seen!

Slasher

Just saw a 2016/17 skills /assists video of this guy. Now I am worried about his passing ability. Forget about Monreal, will he be better than Gibbs? Gibbs at least had good off-the ball movement :/

Bendtnerschristmastree
Bendtnerschristmastree

“Just saw a 2016/17 skills/assist video..”

Slasher

^Exactly. It was supposed to show/highlight his best qualities. If his best is average, then…

Marcus

He’s rubbish on FIFA 17, more evidence that Wenger has lost it. WENGER OUT!

Cliff Bastin

He looks like he stores the bodies of his enemies in the soil of his back garden.

Cliff Bastin

He looks like he drinks coffee from the skulls of his defeated wingers.

Cliff Bastin

He looks like he has no idea what the term “injury” means and thinks that it’s just some vague excuse for being a pussy.

SpamB0t

But he’ll learn, by God will he learn.

Oooh Ahhh Ray Parlour
Oooh Ahhh Ray Parlour

Good start, now lets get that forward signed up.

shokim

Welcome to The Arsenal. This is business done way early 😀

Wright on the money

I have never seen him play but he sounds quick,strong and he can play LWB or CB so sounds like a great free transfer. I just wonder who will play more games him on Monreal.

Looking forward to watching him next season.

Andy Mack

Time to repeat the myth;
“I can’t believe we’re leaving transfers until this late in the window once again…. Really unprofessional”

😀

Mark

I love Monreal, but he certainly isn’t getting any younger and this sounds like a great signing at minimal cost (wages, etc.) for a player about to enter his prime. We need to get younger, stronger and more athletic and this is a good start plus he brings that take no prisoners mentality that is often lacking in the team.

Hopefully we can get a good fee if we sell Gibbs that can go towards investments in other areas of the squad that need upgrading.

Bruce Lee

What an exceptionally dumb quiz.

Winterburn Wanderers

KOLA! KOLA-KOLA! KOLA-KOLA! KOLA KOLA-SINAC!!

WrightSaedFred

A future leader for Arsenal perhaps?

From Eurpsport Germany’s Carsten Arndt: Arndt: “He was a very popular player with the Schalke fans because of his iron will and his passion. He ‘works’ at his football. Maybe he is too young to be a leader immediately but he definitely has the potential if he has settled in the team and the city.”

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