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Arsenal makes it official with versatile left-sided Schalke man

Sead Kolasinac

Arsenal announced one of the worst kept secrets in the transfer market on Tuesday: its new left back.

Sead Kolasinac is heading to the Emirates Stadium from the Veltins-Arena, joining the Gunners from Schalke.

Kolasinac is coming off his best season yet, playing mostly left back and left mid (32 of 35 matches), but also getting time at center back and as a defensive midfielder.

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Arsenal has a huge tradition and I followed the club as a young boy, in the days of Jens Lehmann and Thierry Henry. Arsenal has always been a club that is well recognized in Europe and I’m pleased to be here.

Kolasinac has experience in both the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League, where Arsenal will be next season. He posted three assists in eight UEL matches last season.

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