Arsene Wenger says Sead Kolasinac’s power and attitude will help the Bosnian settle in the Premier League after he delivered an ‘oustanding’ goal-scoring performance off the bench in Arsenal’s Community Shield victory over Chelsea.
The 24-year-old replaced Per Mertesacker in the first half after the German suffered a nasty cut above his eye and proceeded to take the game by the scruff of the neck with penetrating play.
The free signing from Schalke capped his impressive showing with a late headed goal to take the game to a penalty shootout which the Gunners ultimately won 4-1. All in all, the boss was impressed.
“In the Premier League, power plays a part, but it’s not only that. We took him as well because of his attitude.
“I believe that the modern game doesn’t tolerate as many weaknesses as it did 20 years ago and you always need a combination of talent and attitude.
“He looks to me that he has good talent, but as well a very strong and determined attitude, supported by a strong body.”