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Arsenal transfer rumours: Kolasinac, Aouar, Runarsson, Aubameyang 0

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Kolasinac in Leverkusen talks

After goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who left to join Aston Villa, Sead Kolasinac could be the next senior player to leave the Emirates in this transfer window. According to PA Sport, the Bosnian left back is currently in talks with Bayer Leverkusen about a proposed return to Germany.

Kolasinac gradually lost his place on the left defensive flank to Kieran Tierney, and though Mikel Arteta has utilized him in a back three, some howling mistakes clearly indicated that he can’t be a long-term solution there either.

Loan moves: Osei-Tutu joins Cardiff City, Schalke want Kolasinac 0

Posted on August 25, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Jordi Osei-Tutu has left Arsenal to join Cardiff City on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed.

The 21-year-old is a highly versatile player, but, as he put it himself in an interview with Cardiff’s official website, he feels most comfortable wide on the right, whether as a classic fullback or in a more advanced wing-back role. Arsenal already have players like Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares playing there, and Osei-Tutu’s temporary move away from the Emirates as he strives to get some first-team action under his belt seems wise.

New Arsenal, same old problems 0

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mikel Arteta has indeed instilled a new sense of team play since he stepped into the Emirates dugout, there can be no doubt about that. However, the defeat in the North-London Derby on Sunday has highlighted the same problems the Gunners have been struggling with for a very long time.

Arteta has indeed increased Arsenal’s ability to control games. The high possession percentage from the Derby (62%) backs that up, albeit with a slight reservation given that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho rarely ever cared about his teams seeing more of the ball. But once again it mostly comes down to individual mistakes.

Injury updates ahead of Newcastle clash 0

Posted on February 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to resume the Premier League season when they take on Newcastle United at the Emirates on Sunday, following the winter break which reportedly did the team a lot of good. Be that as it may, head coach Mikel Arteta spoke to the press ahead of the game and provided some updates on the situation with injured players.

Left-back Kieran Tierney, who hurt his shoulder by falling awkwardly in the West Ham clash back in December, has been ruled out and will likely need a few weeks more. It was confirmed that he was back in training in Dubai, but it was restricted to strictly non-contact work which obviously means his shoulder is still too sensitive for him to play.

The latest on injuries 0

Posted on February 06, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been struggling much with fitness issues lately, especially in the defensive department. Calum Chambers it our for the rest of the season. Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac have both been out recently, forcing Mikel Arteta to utilize young winger Bukayo Saka on the left defensive flank – but Saka picked up a knock too in the goalless draw away at Burnley last week. Even the newly signed Cedric Soares came from Southampton injured. Forward Reiss Nelson has now joined them all in the treatment room.

Italian clubs interested in Kolasinac 0

Posted on December 23, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Sky Sports are reporting that two Serie A clubs, namely AS Roma and Napoli, are interested in signing Sead Kolasinac from Arsenal.

The 26-year-old arrived to the club from Schalke 04 in the summer of 2017 on a free transfer, and as one of the more attractive prospects among the fullbacks, the acquisition was certainly a bargain. He has so far made 88 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring five goals and laying on 15 assists.

Ozil and Kolasinac miss the club’s opening game due to security issues 0

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Last night’s Premiere League opening match against Nescastle may have had a favourable ending for Arsenal, but the club’s midfielder Mesut Ozil and left back Sead Kolasinac were omitted from the game. According to the club, the reasons behind the decision to withdraw the two players from the game were security-related. The news comes two weeks after the two men were involved in an altercation in front of a North London restaurant.

Kolasinac & Ozil fend off carjackers 0

Posted on July 26, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Sometimes you need to forget about what happens on the pitch, because there are more important things to focus your attention on. The world of football is one thing but your life is your life, and a lot of fans need to learn to appreciate that fact. As has been widely reported around the net today, two Arsenal players found themselves in a precarious situation yesterday after they were faced with a potential carjacking situation in London.

Reported Gunners target set to leave Ajax this summer 0

Posted on March 29, 2019 by David Nugent

Reported Arsenal target Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico is set to leave the Dutch club. The 26-year-old Argentinian international has risen to prominence in the last few seasons and looks set for a new challenge next season.

His agent has confirmed Tagliafico is likely to move on

The Metro quoted the player’s agent Ricardo Schlieper as saying ‘Ajax made an offer, but it wasn’t accepted because it’s the right time to take a leap,’

‘Let’s see what happens in the market. ‘There has been no talk of numbers with Ajax, but they will ask for a significant amount – I think it will be more than €20million [£17m].’

Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United: Observations 0

Posted on January 26, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup, deservedly beaten at home by the resurgent Manchester United team, several aspects of the game painfully stuck in the eye when it comes to Arsenal and their performance in this contest.

Kolašinac and his forays

Sead Kolašinac is a decent enough player, even more so considering Arsenal snatched him on a free from Schalke in 2017. However, while his constant running up the pitch is a very useful trait when the Gunners attack, he often comes up short at the back as his forays take him far ahead of the back line. It’s fair to say Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took note of that and prepared a tactical surprise for Unai Emery.



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