Watch: Kolasinac move agreed but Mikel Arteta seems to be in the dark

Arsenal have announced that Sead Kolasinac is rejoining Schalke 04 on loan until the end of the season, but only hours ago Mikel Arteta was hinting about false rumours.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has fallen out of favour in North London, with Kieran Tierney overthrowing him as the clubโ€™s favoured option at left-back or left centre-back, and will now leave the club temporarily until the summer.

Strangely enough, the manager was only quizzed on the subject this morning in his pre-match press conference, and appeared to hint about false rumours that will emerge, only for the news to be announced by the club hours later.

Is the manager that far outside of the negotiations, or is he simply following in Arsene Wengerโ€™s footsteps by withholding any information on transfers?

Patrick

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5 Comments

  1. Havyn says:

    I think he didn’t want to be positive whilst negotiations are still on going. That’s what a responsible Manager should do.

    Shows his maturity

  2. Grandad says:

    I assume this is the first step in what will hopefully be a permanent transfer.In a previous article on the move ,fans expressed concern as to who would stand in for Tierney in the absence of Kola..AMN could do a decent job defensively , but as he just might be leaving at the end of this season I assume Arteta and Edu have a suitable back up in mind.While Saka could fill in at LB , his strengths lie elsewhere. So who would be an able back up for Tierney?. What about Solly March at Brighton who impresses me as someone who does a solid job along the left flank?

    1. Davi says:

      It looks like something that could be solved internally for now at least. AMN is likely to stay until at least the end of this season (when we could find a suitable alternative if needed), and we have the youth team left back, Lopez – would be good to see it handled that way in my view, otherwise we’ll likely end up stuck with a sub-par left back on a 3 year contract.

  3. Declan says:

    Things change in a blink of an eye.

  4. daniel twist says:

    Seriously???? This headline is wacked. There is nothing in this interview that indicated he did not know about the topic being discussed, he was just simple being guarded in giving out info about an ongoing negotiation….u guys really know how to get people to read your crap,

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