Sead Kolasinac will be an 'absolute tank' for Arsenal, says Theo Walcott

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 8, 2017

Not many players are going to want to face him this season that's for sure.

Kolasinac was surprisingly left out of the starting line-up for the Community Shield, but was introduced after Per Mertesacker was forced off with a nasty head injury. 'He's incredible. I see him in the gym every day and you can tell he looks after himself well, he eats the right food and he's professional. It's handsome to watch and he's a great addition to the squad... trust me, yeah, he's not easy to get around - he's quite wide as well.

'You can see the power when he's got the ball, and his pace.

"Trust me, he's not easy to get around - he's quite wide as well", Walcott said.

Kolasinac was born to Bosnian parents in Karlsruhe, where his father worked at a Mercedes factory.

A year later, during a group game against Argentina in the Maracana, he scored the fastest own-goal in World Cup history, beating the Bosnia keeper Asmir Begovic after 128 seconds.

'He's flawless for the Premier League, ' said Walcott.

"I've seen glimpses of him in pre-season and he's going to get fitter, stronger and quicker".

Kolasinac's arrival on a free transfer stands in stark contrast to title rivals Man City, who spent big on Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo to reinforce their defence down the flanks. "This league is the best and I think he could be one of the best in the league".

The winger believes the free-transfer signing from Schalke is thereby "perfect" for the Premier League, and that his physical attributes will be "key" for the side this season.

Theo Walcott believes Arsenal have signed an "animal" in the form of Sead Kolasinac and says the left-back can become one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

"You've got to be patient sometimes with this formation we're playing, you play a different style of football, that's what we're learning still and we're getting better. It's a bit different, it's new for us, the fans will be up for it obviously". We're still slowly learning it and it's working for now, and we'll see if it continues to.

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