Alexis Sanchez described his teammate Sead Kolasinac as a utility player whose impact vibrates at the Emirates Stadium months after his arrival from Schalke 04.
Kolasinac plays for Bosnia and Herzegovina as a left-back. He proved himself an invaluable team-player, for the immense contributions he has made toward Arsenal’s campaign this season. Since his contract was confirmed on 6 June, 2017 football analysts remain stunned with his smooth transition to a world-class defender who also assist and score goals.
For his skills, vision and determination, the Hulk-like player has earned a spot in Arsene Wenger‘s line of defense, and Alexis thinks the German-born player deserves recognition in the media.
Although the Chile international footballer is also known for his amazing dribbling skills, physical strength, speed and goal-scoring abilities, he described Kolasinac as a monster who loves to intimidate his opponents in training.
In an interview with Arsenal Player, Alexis explained: ‘It is very hard to deal with him in training. He’s strong and smart. We find it difficult to get past him…He’s a monster.’
The famous winger continued, ‘He’s experienced, and a good passer of the ball. He effortlessly connects with me on the pitch and has assisted in many of our goals. He’s a team player and very good at creating chances for others to score.’
Kolasinac earned a Man of the Match award for his contributions in Arsenal‘s 2-1 victory over Swansea last Saturday. He scored an equalizer for the Gunners, and rendered an assist for Aaron Ramsey‘s winner.
Alexis commended the defender’s commitment and undying hunger for success, saying: ‘Everyone has seen what he is capable of doing. He has brought so much for us and has nothing else to prove. He has the ability to score and assist at all levels in England or Europe.’
Arsenal are currently 5th on the league table with 19 points after 10 games. Their last two matches against Everton and Swansea City ended in victories, and Wenger’s men are prepping for a showdown against league leaders Manchester City on 5 November.
Kolasinac earned his German citizenship by birth, and in 2013, he was offered a Bosnian passport. The same year, he got a call-up to represent his country in a friendly match against Argentina. The match which was played on 18 November ended 2-0 in favor of the South Americans.
The former Schalke 04 player was also on Bosnia’s list for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where his team played against Argentina in their first group match. Unfortunately, he scored an own goal, the fastest of such disheartening errors in football history. That match ended 2-1 in favor of Lionel Messi‘s team.