“He could have just kept the ball moving, nice and easy.” Legendary Arsenal defender bemoans Kolasinac error

Sead Kolasinac has been struggling at the back since Mikel Arteta started using a back three.

The former Schalke 04 man is naturally a left full-back, but he has been asked to fill in at left centre-back following the long-term injury to Pablo Mari.

He has been shaky in the games he has played in that position and he always appears like the defender who would give his team away with an error.

He made a costly error that led to Tottenham’s equalising goal in the north London derby today after playing a very poor pass which David Luiz couldn’t get to allowing the very dangerous Heung Min Son to sneak in and score.

Former world-class Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has slammed the defender for his decision to make that pass. The former England defender reckons that Kolasinac could have kept the ball moving as he was under no serious pressure and if he changed his mind, he could have made a better pass.

Campbell said on Sky Sports: “He could have just kept the ball moving, nice and easy. But really, if he changes his mind, it’s an easy pass. Under pressure, it’s gone a little bit wayward and once Son’s on it, it’s all over really.”

8 Comments

  1. Glorious says:

    Exactly what happened, but nevertheless, the kids tried their best, just that Tottenham (SON) is a superior player to most of them,most especially Kolasinac

    1. hapisol says:

      Kolasinac is HIGHLY UNINTELLIGENT, amidst others!
      Sometimes I wonder how some of these clowns became footballers, tbh😏

      1. Loose Cannon says:

        Another gem from the Wenger era. Too many gems he left behind. To add to the collection, Arteta added Luiz. For all that hype, Arteta has done nothing much in improving the players (if there is any scope in them to improve ). Individual errors or collective errors, doesn’t matter, we are mid table club. Burnley beware ! The entire team save the GKs, Saka, Gabriel, AMN, Auba, Pepe. We could do the same or marginally better if we played the U23, bonus would be we would have saved big time on wages, till we regrouped ourselves with a new ownership and then targeted better players and a winning coach.

      2. Ray says:

        Seriously! Kolasinac is a complete buffoon of a footballer. His passion is to derail our attacking flair of going forward with his unintelligible backward passes.

        1. Declan says:

          He holds the record for the number of back passes made in a game.

  2. Grandad says:

    The word panic is one I associate with this player who is mediocre at best.Yet another poor acquisition from the latter part of the Wenger era.

  3. Pepe says:

    I can’t believe this clㅇwns cost me thousands of dollars all the needed to do was just don’t lose the match. I cried about the contract extension to this players when the whole world was crying to move them on. Holding will onpy play when arteta’s favourite boy is not available. martineli couldn’t play prior to his injury
    Luiz experience can even stop us from conceding stupid goals that he himself is the father of.
    All the signs points to the fact that we are preparing for a mid table takeover
    Those in charge of player’s recruitment and sales at this club have absolutely nothing to do with football they are just men on suit on big pay check

    1. Adajim says:

      Never fault the line up, it was the best we could have, you don’t change cb every game do you, Holding likely not ready yet

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