Arsenal man told he can leave before the transfer window closes

Mikel Arteta has told Sead Kolasinac that he can leave Arsenal before the close of this transfer window, according to TeamTalk.

The Bosnian has been at Arsenal since 2017 and he remains one of the club’s most important players.
He has, however, got a new competition in the person of Kieran Tierney and it seems that the Scotsman’s form will push Kolasinac out of the Emirates.

Kolasinac is Arsenal’s second natural left-back, but he has watched as Arsenal has used the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka in that position under Arteta.

He has been used as a left centre-back also, however, the Gunners have now signed Pablo Mari and Gabriel Magalhaes who are naturals in that position.

He has interest from West Ham and a number of German teams including Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen. But the report claims that he is keen to remain in London, which gives West Ham the advantage in the race for his signature.

He joined Arsenal for free in 2017, but the Gunners will look to get some money from his sale as they look to gather cash for their other transfer targets as well.

Tierney missed Arsenal’s game against West Ham and the Bosnian had to play, but it remains unclear if that will delay his transfer away from Arsenal.


  1. Yes, this is the news I had been waiting for, he should know and feel that his performances are not acceptable for our club and needs to be shoved out. Good Mikel has identified those putting in mediocre performances and lowering the club reputation. Guends, Kolas, Socrates, Mustafi, Chambers, Lucas and Ozil (in my dreams) time is running out. Enough money to transfer Aour and Partey.
    Good luck Mikel, keep smiling!

    1. I get where you’re coming from Loose Cannon but I have to disagree on a few points.

      You say ” putting in mediocre performances and lowering the club reputation”

      I’m sorry but you can’t put Mustafi and Chambers there, both players really picked it up this season once MA arrived and were head and shoulders above any other defender they were paired with before their respective injuries.
      Little LT i feel for, there obviously wasn’t any help from UE to help him settle, but he also tried to play.
      Guendouzi is headstrong, stubborn and immature and needs to grow up and grow up fast, you cant knock the guys commitment to his team mates and the club, even though he goes about things the wrong way and he has alot of potential.
      Kola, Ozil and Sokratis i agree on that their performances have not been good enough.

      I’m not an Ozil fan boy or anything but he had a year to forget last season ( the turkish prime minister thing, the germany fall out, the muslim thing in China and then the attack and threats on him and his family, all of which can contribute to poor performances) and hopefully that was the reason in major fall out with UE.

  2. Kolasinac is quite clearly not ” one of our most important players” and never has been.The sooner he departs ,the better as far as I am concerned.

  3. A player without any contribution defensively and offensively, has nothing to offer to Arsenal. I all him back pass master cos of his penchant for visionless back passes. Please, allow him to leave. That’s if any club will be ready to pay a dime for his services

  4. Please, sell all players not needed in the team to fund the two target midfielders before end of the transfer in 5 October. Let make it happen, in Arteta will trust.

  5. I can tell you that the major reason Kola wants to remain in london isn’t to fight for his place.. Its because his friend Ozil is still around..
    Very ambitionless player

  6. Decent article MARTIN. I did however, think your description of Kolas as “one of the club’s most important players” to be distinctly odd, as he very clearly is NOT!
    I admit to being a language pedant but there is a good reason for this, as slovenly and misleading descriptions, as you have used here, lead to misunderstandings and arguments. Could I be accused of being a cynic if I thought your aim was to encourage arguments, do you think! Or even, cunningly, to gather extra posts!! You have been found out my friend!

    I am perfectly sure that you personally do NOT think he is one of our most important players. IF, by any chance you really did think that, you could not possibly be the knowledgeable fan I know you to be.

  7. how has kola been one of the most important? He doesn’t like defending. at time is like his mind is elsewhere when on the field

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