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Wenger talks up Kolasinac's attacking qualities

Goal.com logo Goal.com 07-06-2017

Arsene Wenger believes new Arsenal signing Sead Kolasinac has all the attributes required to succeed in English football.

The 23-year-old's free transfer move from Schalke was confirmed by the Gunners on Tuesday.

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And Wenger believes defender Kolasinac is an ideal fit for the Premier League and is backing him to make an impact at both ends of the pitch, with a left wing-back role his likely position.

"He is a very compact as a player, very strong and determined in the challenges," Wenger said to Arsenal Player.

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"He is good in the air as well, so overall I believe he has all the attributes to adapt to English football.

"The game here is very demanding physically on the commitment front and he has the ingredients to adapt to that.

"What he will give us is the fact that he is a player who can give assists, who can go forward, who can contribute good crosses.

"It is very important that we have that as well, because we have Kieran Gibbs, we have Nacho Monreal and we have him. But Nacho plays a lot now in central defence and in a three-man system I see him in there.

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"So overall, I think [Kolasinac] can contribute a lot to help us to be more dangerous going forward."

Kolasinac joined the Schalke youth system in 2011 before making his Bundesliga debut in September 2012. He went on to make a total of 123 appearances for the club.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international will reportedly earn £7.5million a year during his spell with the Gunners.

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