New summer signing Sead Kolasinac has given an interview to Arsenal’s official platform Arsenal Player, revealing that he is enjoying getting to know his team-mates, but is struggling a little with his English understanding.
The defender arrived on a free transfer from Schalke this summer, joining at the end of his contract with his former club, and looks to have been a shrewd bit of business by Arsenal Football Club.
Kolasinac was voted into the Bundesliga Team of the Year for last season, and has already begun to impress us in North-London in only two appearances, and looks like he could swiftly become a fans favourite at the Emirates.
It seems as if he is happy with his switch as much as us fans are also, and he is also keen to learn English quickly in order to continue getting to learn his fellow team-mates properly, especially when a Manc talks to a Southerner!
“That’s really, really difficult,” Kolasinac told Arsenal Player. “When I listen to the English players, like when Ox talks to Danny, I need to listen twice because it’s so quick and it’s hard through the accent! But I’ve got time to learn it and I will do that.
“Everyone has welcomed me so well and speak a lot of English with me to help me learn the language. I’m pleased that I get on so well with everyone.
“Everyone has impressed me, everyone has their own personality and I’ve got to know that. There hasn’t been a negative experience with a team-mate yet where I’ve not got on with them.
“I’m pleased to have had the chance to get to know them on tour and until now I’ve got on really well with everyone.”
Will Sead command a first-team role this season? Could he become one of our favourite players in the side?