Kolasinac makes admission after debut


Sead Kolasinac says his Arsenal debut was emotional after a frenetic opening game at the Emirates that saw Arsene Wenger’s men come from behind to snatch a late 4-3 win against Leicester City.

The Bosnia international operated on the left side of the Gunners makeshift three-man defence and impressed with his willingness to get into the opposition half. The 23-year-old even helped himself to an assist as he set-up Danny Welbeck just before the break.

Speaking after the game, the free-signing from Schalke admitted that he’s still getting used to the pace of English football.

“I don’t like to make comparisons [between leagues] but I can say that here the pace of the game is a bit higher,” he told Arsenal.com.

“It really goes from end to end and that’s impressive. It takes time to get used to it, and you need time to do it, but that will come from game to game.”

On the game as a whole, the free-signing from Schalke added: “It was very emotional and very dramatic. I think we started well, went 1-0 up straightaway but then conceded. That was a blow but I think we had the game under control before we conceded the second, which was really annoying.

“We made it 2-2 before half-time and said then that if we could score soon after the break, we’d win the game. But then we conceded again and had a 10-minute phase after where things didn’t go so well.

“But then it was a game going at one goal. We made it 3-3 and managed to get the winner soon after. My first Premier League game was very emotional.”

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