Arsene Wenger: Kolasinac makes Arsenal ‘more dangerous going ahead’



Arsene Wenger says new signing Sead Kolasinac has the physical attributes to reach English football and that the left-lower back could make Arsenal extra dangerous going ahead.

Arsenal introduced the advent of Kolasinac on Tuesday, with the Bosnia-Herzegovina international joining on a loose switch from Bundesliga membership Schalke.

Wenger stated he has been following Kolasinac “for a long time” and that the defender will add to his shielding alternatives next season as he can play in both a back four and returned 3 formation.

“He’s very versatile. He can play vital defender in a three, he can play wing-lower back in a 3 as nicely, he can play full-returned in a 4,” Wenger informed Arsenal’s respectable internet site. “So universal he has the traits to present us extraordinary options at the lower back in distinctive structures.

“He’s very compact as a participant, very robust and decided in the demanding situations. He’s accurate within the air as well, so average I consider he has all the attributes to adapt to English soccer. the sport right here may be very disturbing physically at the commitment the front and he has the substances to conform to that.”

Kolasinac supplied 5 assists closing season, the maximum of any defender inside the Bundesliga, and Wenger stated one in every of his strongest attributes become his potential to sign up for inside the attack.

“What he'll provide us is the truth that he’s a player who can deliver assists, who can cross ahead, who can contribute accurate crosses,” Wenger brought.

“It’s very crucial that we've that as nicely, because we've got Kieran Gibbs, we have Nacho Monreal and we have him. however Nacho performs plenty now in central defence and in a three-man gadget I see him in there. So typical, I assume [Kolasinac] can make contributions lots to help us to be more dangerous going ahead.”

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