Bosnia-Herzegovina’s SEAD Kolasinac will join Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract at Schalke expires on July 1, the Premier League club announced.
This 23-year-old will become the first summer signing by Arsene Wenger when he completes the move as the Frenchman looks to add to his team to launch a sustained effort to win the title.
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Kolasinac came through the ranks of Schalke and has made more than 100 appearances in the Bundesliga club. The arrival of German origin, left-back casts doubt on the future of Kieran Gibbs, who has yet to discuss fresh terms at the Emirates stadium. Reportedly, kolasinac was attracting the interest of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Everton, but you should understand the transition to the “Arsenal” was on the cards for some time.
The announcement makes Kolasinac first Recruit for Wenger after he signed a new, two-year contract to continue as Manager of Arsenal. Wenger, chief Executive Ivan Gazidis and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke set his sights on the Premier League next season crown.
Arsenal will also participate in the Europa League, conceding in the Champions League qualification for the first time in 19 years. Kolasinac has experience of the competition and is likely to compete with Nacho Monreal in the direction of Wenger.
The gunners were linked with big money move forward “Monaco” Kilian MbappÃ©, while Henry Onyekuru â€“ forward to the present time in the Belgian outfit kas Eupen is another reported target.
While Arsenal announced Kolasinac has signed a â€œlong-termâ€ contract, private statement, Schalke said that he signed with the Gunners until 2022.
â€œSEAD Kolasinac will complete the transition in “the Arsenal” after the expiration of his contract with “Schalke 04” on 30 June 2017,â€ read it. The ruling Cup winners, who finished fifth in 2016-17 campaign of the Premier League, has agreed a deal with 23-year-old left-back which runs up to 2022â€.