It may have taken the Bosnian international a few games to settle into his new career as an Arsenal player, but it is only pre-season and the new summer signing Sead Kolasinac really shook off the cobwebs today and put in a powerful and impressive performance for the Gunners on the left side of midfield.
The free transfer (FREE) from the Bundesliga club Schalke showed just why so many big clubs, including the Italian champions Juventus, apparently, were after him and why Arsenal fans should be very glad that Arsene Wenger won that particular transfer battle.
There was a report by Squawka.com this weekend in which a former teammate of the Bosnian’s and the sporting director of Schalke were full of praise for the new Gunner and suggested that he could be the perfect signing for Arsenal.
Timo Hildebrand said: “He is so strong that nobody can stop him He is really strong and also a fighter. He had those qualities even when he was a young player coming through the ranks at Schalke.
“He is a very good player and I think he is going to do well in the Premier League. He is the perfect signing for Arsenal.”
His strength and fighting qualities were well in evidence against Benfica in the Emirates Cup, especially when he chased down a defender and beat him to the ball to set up Walcott for our first goal. He showed some great ability but perhaps that determination and attitude could be why Kolasinac does prove to be another super signing from Wenger.