Sead Kolašinac: The Assist Man's Bodyguard

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  1. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    Feels like everyone and their babysitter need to do extra work when he is on the field.

    Seems to have lost his attacking touch in recent matches which was probably the only reason justifying having him in the team.
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  2. say yes

    say yes To VAR

    Thought he was horrendous today. LB has become an even more important position to target this summer.
  3. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    At 4 kola always struggle Zaha was having field day against him in 2nd half
  4. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    I don't mind him honestly. He can play 20 games per season for us at a very high level of performance.

    Just do't play him against teams who have players like Zaha.
  5. Goonerozil33

    Goonerozil33 Well-Known Member

    He simply does not have the work rate to be a left back for top 4 team. In addition his touch is inconsistent. He should be sold.
  6. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz Phallus Obsessed

    Like him a lot, very efficient as a lwb. But if the way forward is more centered around a traditional back 4, i suspect he won't do. Although, i would be willing to let him develop during the pre-summer if to see if Emery can get his defense better adapted to this league. Don't think we should sell just yet
  7. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    The parts i rate about him- powerful, quick, exciting bombing forward

    What i dont rate- his engine, he cannot do 90 minutes running up and down and in fact i woukd say he struggles with 45mins. His end product, how can a guy get in that amazing position 5+ times a game or half and have such a poor end product.

    His mistakes are caused by his fatigue, somehow he needs to up his fitness levels.
  8. squallman

    squallman Still Pining for Wenger

    This guy annoys me no end. We seem to change our entire formation and tactics to accommodate him.

    I would swear we had Roberto Carlos at LB! Then again if we did, we wouldn't need to do so much compensating.

    Any defender we have who can't play in a back 4, needs to be shown the door. Their primary job is to defend.

    It isn't even like his assist rate is out of this world, Bellerin has been out for months and has the same number of assists while being able to defend.

    I'm also worried about his fitness levels and body type. Kolasinac is kind of heavy for a full back, you can carry that kind of size at centre back or midfield but I like my full backs trim. He could end up having a short shelf life at the top level if he doesn't take care of himself.
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  9. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    He's really **** when he's not steaming onto a through ball with acres of space to gallop into, take a touch and drill it in hope across the box.
  10. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Did have a poor game but no worse than the rest really.
  11. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Which Bellerin are you talking about? While probably our best defender in terms of the RB/LB spots, he is still a garbage defender. Pace helps him a huge deal.
    We miss him, clearly, but I am always amazed how players seem to get better while they are out.
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  12. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Bellerin might not have much pace left when he comes back - it was waning before the injury.
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  13. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    He was very ropey at the start of the season but his defending had gotten better just before his injury. It'll probably be a good while before he's as effective. In any case, it's quite an even argument over who's the better defender. Kola is very strong and he's pretty good 1v1 but his positioning is awful - rarely has the 1v1 because the opponents are always goalside of him.
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  14. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Ah, sense at least in the forum.
    100%. Kola tends to bust a gut going forward as well and gets caught up field, or as you say, poor positionally. Arguably this is where hector's pace saves him.. both require work in positioning. although i think bellerin can learn to adapt as his pace fades over the years.
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  15. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    At least Rob Holding was improving before he turned into Maldini during injury, but Bellerin has never been convincing. I like him, he's a good RB and our best fullback now that Monreal is declining but Bellerin cant really cross or defend. He's lethal on the counter though.
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  16. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Stuck in the friend zone

  17. squallman

    squallman Still Pining for Wenger

    Fair point well made, my Bellerin shout out was meant to be damning with faint praise.
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  18. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Killed all our attacks down the left, and unfortunately that is Ozils side. Özil kept freeing him, and he kept fcuking it upm

    We need an upgrade on both our wings, but Kola is the priority.
  19. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    Kola is a good squad player to come on when needed, we need a proper LB/WingBack. What a cross for that final goal though, perfect in every way.
  20. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator


    if he played that first time...
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