Sports Bild is reporting that Sead Kolasinac is keen on a return to Germany and he has been telling his close friends that a return to Schalke 04 is what he craves.
The Bosnian is one of the oldest members of the current Arsenal team but unfortunately, he isn’t the most reliable.
Originally a left-back, he has been pushed further down the pecking order at the Emirates following the arrival of Kieran Tierney.
Mikel Arteta has used him more as a left centre-back in his recent games for the club.
However, Arsenal has now signed Gabriel from Lille and they had earlier landed Pablo Mari.
These new additions mean that the defender might not be such a useful member of the team anymore.
The report claims that the defender has already met with Schalke’s sports director Jochen Schneider, on a number of occasions.
He moved to Arsenal on a free transfer in 2017 and he has maintained good relations with his former side.
It adds that he has reportedly told his friends: “I just want to go home and that stadium will explode if we announce it.”
Arsenal will look to offload some members of their first team and Kolasinac might be one of those.
Aww bless him! Can’t blame him for wanting to go home….. his (& Sokratis’) days are numbered….
Sue, has always represented the club and himself in a profess manner – it seems that MA has called time, so I wish him well and hope he gets the move he wants.
Me too, Ken..
Would suit both parties. He has always given his best, although that has not always been at a high enough level.
I will remember him for his early days when he was a tank on the left side. Not sure what happened though as his days as a tank ended for unclear reasons.
Best of luck to him if he leaves.
Strange how docile he became.
Everyone seems to be prepared to move for the sake of football even if it means taking a pay cut.
Just one retiree (Fortnite champion) seems to be holding on for his dear life. That £350,000 a week means more than self pride and integrity
I hope a return can be arranged as, realistically he has little chance of playing regularly for Arsenal particularly as the arrival of Gabriel is likely to see Tierney being pushed forward to LB or LWB where Saka can operate effectively.
seems a move is what the player and club wants. Since we got him on a free I think this was overall decent business. Never quite became starter quality but was decent all-around and good professional.
👍 Free transfer, compensated by relatively high wages.
As I see it, Kola is at best 4th choice left sided centre back (behind Gabriel, Mari and Tierney) and 4th sided wing back (behind Tierney, Saks and AMN. He would probably be 4th choice left back in a back 4 as well, behind those 4.
We got him for nothing, but paid over the top for his wages, I would suggest a small fee of around £5-10m or a loan fee of £5m with a £5m obligation fee next summer. One thing his wages must be off our wage bill.