Arsenal deal for Kolasinac confirmed – Who will he replace?

Everyone and his dog (including the Guardian!) have now reported that Arsenal have hijacked Everton’s move to bring Schalke’s Bosnia and Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac to the Emirates next season.

The 23-year-old left-back looked nailed on move to Goodison Park on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract with Schalke in the summer, but the report says that the Gunners jumped in with an increased wage offer to persuade him to snub the Merseyside club.

Although playing for Bosnia, Kolasinac was born and raised in Germany and played for their international youth sides before opting for Bosnia, and has been highly-rated throughout his short career. But now his arrival at Arsenal is confirmed, who does this mean he will be replacing in the squad. The obvious choice would be Kieran Gibbs, who is reported to be yet another player entering the last year of his contract next season, but with Wenger’s recent comments about Arsenal keeping their British Core at the club, it would seem unlikely that he would let such a loyal servant go after ten years as an adequate squad player under Arsene.

Maybe Nacho Monreal? Although he is considered first choice left-back ahead of Gibbs, he has now reached the ripe old age of 31 and perhaps he would like to go back to Spain to end his playing days after 4 seasons with the Gunners? He is 3 years older than Gibbs, who has seemed happy to be a backup option for Wenger throughout his career, and there is no reason why he couldn’t continue doing that until he retires….

Who do you think will be on their way out this summer?



  1. The troll formerly known as Robin Vanpayslip says:

    I hope Allegri rates him

    1. Muffdiver says:

      Keep wet dreaming payslip
      Allegri coming here is equivalent to shooting yourself in the face

      Allegri doesn’t fart on himself like that an if he does its probably tactical an to the benefit of juventus

      1. The troll formerly known as Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Shut up. Allegri is real. I saw him…..I’m sure I did

        1. your mum says:

          i see him too

          like that little kid saw dead people 🙂

          1. Fatboy Gooney says:

            Muffdiver lol ?
            Nice try but your profile picture is the same ??

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      if Arsenal has signed Coca-Cola, then it can only mean one thing…
      Mr. Potato Head has extended…… Fook!

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Arsenal have their own brand of not so fizzy drinks,
        It called Joker~Cola “The Bottlers choice” ??

  2. Kiko says:

    OX to Liverpool apparently.

    1. Sabelo says:

      That would be great.

  3. Kiko says:

    Read both Monreal and Gibbs are off. With him as the starter and Tierney from Celtic as backup. I just really hope we let Debuchy go this time around along with Jenkinson and go for Aurier since PSG are willing to let him go and since Bellerin is having surgery at the end of the season.

    1. TongaBull says:

      Surgery for what?

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Hair cut. ?

        1. Kiko says:

          Lol, apparently he’s been playing with the same injury that he had before he came back. Lack of backup and poor planning.

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Lmao……….probably an injury suffered from a clash with wenger

      1. Break-on-through says:

        I heard Bouldy went at Ozil with a plastic bottle, for real, then Wenger said put Ramsey down you English brute.

  4. Juhi McLovin says:

    Wow, so we will have 3 new fullbacks and hopefully another CB?

    Jenkison and Debuchy are defo out the door, Monreal as well I hope. At least Gibbs fills homegrown quota.

  5. Goonerboy says:

    We are now competing with Everton in everything,players and Top 4…i
    I believe we also hijacked Lucaz Perez from them now its Kolasinac

    Anyway, I think Kolasinac will probably replace Gibbs,Monreal will be eased out while Gibbs is sold and the young leftback we signed in Jan will be their understudy…

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Chelsea offered money for him in January, which means Conte likes him, Italian and other English clubs wanted him too.

  6. Goonerboy says:


    Being out of UCL will be an adventurous experiment of Arsenal and Wenger….
    Liverpool almost won it when they were focused on the league alone without European competition
    Leicester did the same thing and now Chelsea is on course to grab the coveted prize…

    Let’s see how we will do IF we also concentrate on the league. Afterall, Wenger is always quick to point out the advantages of playing only in the league as if we were forced to play in CL….

    Am anxious to see how we will perform IF we eventually miss out…

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Knowing our luck, we’ll be playing Spursday night football next season ?

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Hey pal………. Don’t get your hopes up…..especially when it comes to Arsenal matters
      We will still play at our underperforming rate whether we play in the UCL or not

      Not playing on a Tuesday/wednesday night will almost be the same as having an international break (we all know international breaks don’t do our players any good….as they all become gluttons, lazy and jaded on return)

      Thursday night is what they deserve…..oh wait

    3. paulsnow says:

      He also complained of lack of game time when he lost to Liverpool weeks (because some of his players had played their last game 15 days before) …. Complained of lack of competition when he lost the opening game of last season…. Bro… This guy complains of anything… Too much or two few games…

  7. Javier says:

    Mediocrity will continue to be the norm with Wenger in charge
    Wenger is violating the Natural Law of Football

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      “Javian Anthem” lol

  8. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Any chance of Kolasinac replacing Wenger? ?
    ??Thought not.

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      it’d be a thing of Joy to have “Koka Kola” replace wenger

  9. Guneal says:

    Haaaaaaaaass! De javu….. Last season it was Xhaka’s early deal now it is Kolasinac’s. I can’t be fooled. Wenger must Go!

  10. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Our only hope now is for the Board do a U-turn with their contract offer to Wenger, he hasn’t signed it yet, so there’s still HOPE and if we fail to get to the FA cup final along with finishing as low as 7th then there’s a good possibility that Wenger will get the mutual agreement BOOT! at the end of the season ?
    Even though the Board can handle failure, I doubt that the Penny pinchers would be able to swallow a season without European football ?????

  11. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Ty from Arsenal fan TV would probably say “look on the bright side, we are ten points ahead of 8th place West Brom ,with two games in hand ” ?

  12. ger burke says:

    did you guys know that seventh place is the new fourth truth, i swear , its true !!!.

  13. Break-on-through says:

    If we are def keeping one of them well then my guess would be Gibbs staying. Like you said, the English core thing, also Gibbs has accepted being a squad player. As far as the British core thing goes, Gibbs and Iwobi are probably the two that would do the least damage by staying. But neither should be thought of as being reliable players week in and week out, I’d prefer Iwobi go on loan.

    I rate Gibbs as a second or third rate player. It wouldn’t bother me if it was the other way around, Monreal being second string with Gibbs making way. I think defensively he is better than Gibbs, but Gibb’s pace could at times come in handy, tactically speaking, Gibbs might have the upper hand.

  14. stubill says:

    “As far as the British core thing goes, Gibbs and Iwobi are probably the two that would do the least damage by staying”.

    Iwobi is Nigerian, and has played for the Nigerian senior side, so not part of the British core.

  15. Bright says:

    I don’t care whom wenger the mediocre sign, as long he’s in this club nothing good will happen.

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