Alexis: Kolasinac finds me when it matters

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Alexis Sanchez says he’s been particularly impressed by Sead Kolasinac’s strength and intelligence on the ball following the Bosnian’s eye-catching start to life in the Premier League.

The left-back has proved a real attacking threat for the Gunners since his summer move from Schalke, helping himself to three goals and three assists, including one of each in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Swansea.

While Alexis spends matchdays on the same side as the 24-year-old, he admits that in training, the new boy makes life very difficult for him.

“It’s tough [against him in training] because he’s strong and he’s hard to get around!” Alexis told Arsenal Player.

“He’s a very experienced player and he’s really strong.

“When it matters [in games], he finds me and makes good passes so I can score. He is an intelligent player who can create good goalscoring opportunities.

“He’s already demonstrated his quality. He’s scored goals, provided assists and shown what he can do both in European and league games.”

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RSAGooner

Kolasinac could maybe find him a pen to sign da ting with?

Stikkman

Or he could block the door.

chidi

Hodor!

Benriz

We can but dream!

Maniac

3 goals and 3 assists so far this season – involved in more goals than any other Arsenal player. Seems he also finds the net when it matters.

Lack of Perspective

Finish was an unusually composed one for left back. Kolasinac upfront next.

Wasn’t Drogba a right back at one point? Or am I making that up to suit the point?

Rectum_Spectrum

“When Drogba finished school he moved to the city Le Mans to study accountancy at university and he had to change clubs,”

an accountant originally then. don;t know if that helps you out at all.

Lack of Perspective

Who needs wikipedia when you can just make it up as you go along.

D.J.

Or you can just edit Wikipedia so it confirms what you want to be true.

andre santos

purge on

ritabhash

Your name sums it up

Hermitian

Sums the whole Arsenal so-called fanbase!

lee dicks on

Just stay as a hermit Ian

Hermitian

Same old lee dicks on, dIcking about with his diction

OneBeatOff

Tank.

Alan\'s Ball

Tank you Kola!

ud1894

He’s been our signing of the season so far! We should get more players with his attributes to replace the half-hearted slackers in our team

Possession

The Beast of Bosnia.
One of our better signings of recent years and on a free also….absolute steal.

Hermitian

If you all love him so much, it maybe is about time people started pronouncing his (sur)name correctly: that is, the accent should be at the “i”, rather than at the first “a”.

Crested

I don’t know what you are talking about. Tank is Tank.

Reality check

How do you hear us pronouncing his name? Just curious..

Hermitian

Good question! I admit I have no idea how the majority of fans pronounce it!

I simply assumed that the fans pronounce it the way the (English) pundits/commentators do.

Crash Fistfight
lee dicks on

*steel

softd

He play with the love he have for the club….He played because it was his dream playing for the gunners and putting on the jersey.with love you can move mountain. Much love to you sead, keep on the good work .COYG

ritabhash

Lets hope the Tank brings De Bruyne back to earth. Maybe it’ll help him appreciate the Invincibles’ achievement a bit more, especially after his comments recently.

Gooneron

Big question, will he let De Bruyne talk?

Miguel G

Or to Arsenal.

Grumbleduke

Kolasinac is a brilliant transfer for us. He reminds me of mongo from blazing saddles.

Faisal Narrage

Defender?
Strong?
Good end product?
Great tackler?
Great defensively?
scores goals?

You know what time it is, lads……

KOLA FOR DM. The long awaited sequel to “Vermalaen for DM”.

Mpls

Ha. Gawd I hope not. Play him where he’s good and leave it be.

Badaab

Which was itself a sequel to Kolo for DM.

J Dizzle

Can’t tell if you’re trying to be sarcastic or not…

Either way, not very interesting

Is your\'s gold?

Interesting enough to comment on, though…

Benriz

Not the worst idea in the world to be honest. Granted, he’s fucking brilliant where he is though.

Crash Fistfight

How tall is he?

Santori

Dick Law’s final gift Kolasinac. Thank you director of football.

Not that the media will want to highlight that fact.

Najib

He is good and strong

jack jack jack

His physique means his ability is always going to get overlooked, but he is an absolutely fantastic footballer.

Bosnian Tank

Gareth Bale was a left back at one point right?

Anthony

He was.

Difference being that Bale was shocking as a left back, IIRC his record for Spurs there was probably, and still is, the worst record of all the left backs ever.

It’s a beautiful record that still is his today 😂

Neil

So he’s healthy for Sat? Personally if him playing means shooting him up with painkillers I’d rather he sat ManC out — rather than him playing one match and then being absent for 2 months.

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