Why Sead Kolasinac should be sold off next summer

Saed Kolasinac is not Arsenal quality.

Arsenal should have a busy summer transfer window after a relatively quiet one in January.

The Gunners brought in just two defenders last month but I expect Mikel Arteta to oversee a busier window in the summer.

One player I think Arsenal needs to get rid off in the next transfer window is Sead Kolasinac.

The first reason is that he is too injury-prone. I remember that I was wondering why Arsenal was keen on a player that had just recovered from a long-term injury when he was in Germany.

The Bosnian is also too inconsistent. Bukayo Saka is an emerging talent at Arsenal but the 18 years old would do a better job covering the left-wing than Kolasinac does.

Also, having signed him for nothing, it would be nice if Arsenal made a tidy profit on his sale, if he isn’t sold next summer, we risk losing him for nothing or being forced to give him a new deal which I don’t think he deserves.

When Kieran Tierney gets back to full fitness, I believe that he would show just why he is all we need as a left-back at Arsenal.

Should Tierney not be available for selection, I would back Saka to fill in for him and not Kolasinac.

The youngsters are generally doing a better job than the more seasoned players and Kolasinac definitely falls into that category. He is one of the deadwood players at the club in my opinion and in Saka we have a far better option.


  1. Isidore says:

    I agree.

  2. Sarmmie says:

    I really can’t say who’s more injury prone between Kolasinac and Tierney.

    And as for Saka, you really think that guy wants to end his career as a left back. Cos he’s performing well there doesn’t mean that’s what he wants to do. Chamberlain was doing well as a winger, but he always mentioned that he wanted to play CM

    1. Sarmmie says:

      The way some people are painting Tierney like he’ll be one Roberto Carlos. As far as I’m concerned, this guy hasn’t been so different from our other full backs. Because personally, I don’t know what he has done to make someone believe “he would show just why he is all we need as a left-back at Arsenal”

      1. ahmad73 says:

        Great comment!

      2. Franko says:

        You don’t know what he has done? Why don’t you start with the number of assist he has given in his few games for us, then project for yourself.

  3. Grandad says:

    While Saka has done really well as a makeshift left back,he has the makings of a terrific , natural left winger with the ability to beat defenders,cross on the run and he can also finish.I believe he has a great future as a winger , and consequently I would retain Kolasinac as a back up for Tierney who will prove to be a top class full back..While he has his limitations, Kolasinac is aggressive and always gives 100%. I feel it is rather harsh to include him in the ” deadwood” camp.

    1. Sue says:

      Me too, Grandad.

      1. Kenya 001 says:

        What!!! Sue really you want kola sold?💪💪

        1. Sue says:

          No!!! 😁 I agreed with Grandad about it being harsh calling him deadwood..

    2. Fame says:

      Grandad God bless u for that kolasinac is epl standard strong and aggressive and give is all in the game . Generally arsenal team has been poor in general this season let’s not make a scape goat of kola.
      Spot on Sue the arsenal first lady in the house .
      I throwway salute 2 u

  4. Oliver says:

    Very good English but the content is a far cry from reality. At some point Kolasinac was rated as the most productive defender in the epl. Whenever he is in the field he gives his all and as far as fans are concerned that alone is enough. Playing Saka as full back may end up forcing him to seek a move. We should be careful what we wish.

    1. Fame says:

      I love that we should be careful what we wish for . Under the right manager, Kola is a defensive beast .

      1. Tony says:

        God!! Defensive Beast! Hmm..

        I personally don’t share your perspective.
        Kola is a weak defensive hole, his just good running to the oppositions halve.

  5. Gucci says:

    the whole team need an overhall to do better next season the likes of Ozil,Lacazette,Mustafi,Luiz and Papa was a waste of funds

    1. Tony says:


  6. stevo says:

    The squad under Emery finished 2 points off 3rd without Luiz Ceballos Martinelli Pepe Tiereny Chambers Bellerin Mari and Soares. So Emery was pure genius last season. Kola was an important part of Emery’s brilliant season. So keep Kola.

    1. Sarmmie says:

      I think they’re just looking for another scapegoat, Arteta has seen this guy in training and he deems him so important that he played him against united, even when he wasn’t fully fit.

  7. Sarmmie says:

    The way some people are painting Tierney like he’ll be one Roberto Carlos. As far as I’m concerned, this guy hasn’t been so different from our other full backs. Because personally, I don’t know what he has done to make someone believe “he would show just why he is all we need as a left-back at Arsenal”

  8. Reggie says:

    He will be sold because he has a sale value and he is replaceable. His injury record is not good and he is inconsistent.

    1. Reggie says:

      Plus when he was fit Arteta played Saka, who has been a revelation.

    2. Sarmmie says:

      You sound so confident about Hus sale

      Is it Raul or Edu that told you that?

      1. Reggie says:

        No! It was mystic meg.

        1. Sarmmie says:

          Even David Orstein can’t be that confident at this stage

          1. Reggie says:

            He isn’t a patch on Meg.

  9. Roshan says:

    I agree, I think if we sell Kola we could get $30m. We would need to bring in a young LB with some of that and the rest can be used on other areas.

    Although Kola has been playing well under Arteta and may get the best out of him.

  10. ThirdManJW says:

    Kola is easily 3rd choice at LB now, and you can’t have a 3rd choice in any position on big wages.

    His defending isn’t great, and despite getting into some brilliant positions in the final third, is crossing is absolutely abysmal!

    I love his attitude and work ethic, but he just isn’t that great.

  11. Durand says:

    I like him but sadly Kola is worth more selling for funds than keeping. If we can get £25-£30 million we have to sell.

    Saka is coming along like a freight train, and £30 million can go towards a B2B that can deliever for us now.

  12. Abbas says:

    Kola is one of my favourite Arsenal players. We don’t need to buy anyone and I’d only sell 2 or 3 players. We need coaching and support from fans.
    A little stability, injured players back and match fit and we should be good.
    Laca & Auba fighting for CF
    Martinelli and Saka fighting for LF
    Pepe & Nelson for RF
    Front 3 look solid.
    CM trio is where we need to see some potential realised. Xhaka, Torreira & Guendouzi fighting for 2 spots and Òzil and Willock for the other (high hopes for ESR and AMN to battle here soon)
    CB is also a difficult one. I personally would make Luiz captain and start him every match he’s fit. We need a leader and he’s the best we have IMO. Holding when fit and sharp but for now I’d give Mustaphi the spot. LB and RB is a no brainer really.

    To recap, I think we have great players that have very low confidence stemming from fair weather fans that only want to support when everything is going well.

  13. RSH says:

    What has Tierney done to show he is better than Kolasinac? Nobody has answered this. Don’t think we need to sell him when we have bigger problems in so many other positions.

  14. Innit says:

    Depends on how much we can get for him. If we can get around £25-30 mil then sell him. If not then keep him as he is a competent back up LB

    I think he’s done fine so far

  15. PM says:

    Can’t defend
    Can’t control a ball
    Can’t pass

    Apart from that brilliant!!!

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