Sead Kolašinac: The Assist Man's Bodyguard

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Kingslayer, Jun 6, 2017.

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  1. Nyctophobia

    Nyctophobia Well-Known Member

    I don't think he's suited to play wingback, he's not very capable of beating someone 1 v 1 and making space for himself, I think we need that from our wide players for us to effectively make breakthroughs.

    I do think he's a decent defender though, but doesn't suit us.
     
  2. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Protector of RonaldoMadness

    Wenger didn’t even play him and AM attacked him for it.

    Think this was Ivan again.
     
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  3. Ceballinhos

    Ceballinhos Cheating on Santi

    this narrative is hilarious. All bad recent signings were Ivan's then and all recent good signings were Wenger's.

    Except we haven't made a good signing in years under Wenger.
     
  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Protector of RonaldoMadness

    It’s what been reported, you want us to ignore it? Wenger gets bashed for his signings all the time.
     
  5. Ceballinhos

    Ceballinhos Cheating on Santi

    Do you have a source to back up your claim?

    Even if it was true (I don't think it was as simple as saying it was Ivan's signings and Wenger hasn't agreed to it), then it means Gazidis made those deals because the manager couldn't find the right players.

    They were working together and both were responsible.

    Mustafi, Perez, Elneny, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Gabriel, all were bad signings, and all hapened under Wenger. He had all powers and I don't think those signings would have happened if he hasn't agreed to them.
     
  6. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    His inexplicable loss of form towards the end was a major reason why we couldn't win many games anymore. Especially as our attacks relies so much on the wingbacks to create scoring opportunities. I just don't know what happened to him. Most of the season he was good. Defensively suspect but in attack he was a force. Regularly driving forward with purpose and fizzing in low crosses and pull backs. In the run in he just suddenly seemed to forget how to cross and worse became so indecisive.
     
  7. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    Weird that I find him a horrific defender and better as a wing back. But "awful" is his max potential anyways so who cares.

    Funnily enough, I remember when we signed him I made a comment about how **** he was and on those wages a mod deleted it. I think @Aevius
     
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  8. Nyctophobia

    Nyctophobia Well-Known Member

    No, I don't really disagree that he's done well in attack, but I think he's more suited for a defensive role than a attacking one, that's all.

    I think if he was made to play as a classical fullback and didn't have to run up and down the flank all game he'd be better.
     
  9. lucky7

    lucky7 Active Member

    Attacking fullbacks or wing backs are a central roll in the modern game though. Also...who do we have to fill those wide spaces if he's not going up the wing? We have no wide threats.
     
  10. Nyctophobia

    Nyctophobia Well-Known Member

    That's a part of the point, that he shouldn't be the one to provide the threat from wide because I don't think he's that good at being a wingback, we'd need a different player.
     
  11. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    This guy is well below the level we need - bin.
     
  12. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    Think it was a reasonable signing that just didn't turn out as expected.

    23 years old, has been used as a fullback and wingback, on a free - of course that brings high wages with it, but then again he signed for 5 years, was on the back of a team of the season performance in the Bundesliga.

    If a LB like Tierney comes in and Kola's future is that of a backup I'm okay with him staying. Selling him for good money, then identifying and bringing in a new LB backup who is available on a reasonable fee and earns less is going to be a difficult task. And say someone like Tierney comes in, who's young and surely yed to be a set starter, it doesn't make much sense to bring in another U21 talent who won't play much.
     
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  13. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Would sell, but would need to get at least 20million otherwise, as a back up works fine.

    He's such a frustrating player, get's in to great positions but never picks out a decent ball. Always takes an extra touch when not needed.
     
  14. Aevi

    Aevi Hands down best mod -Trilly (probably) Moderator



    Massive respect, this guy is no coward. It was risky and arguably even dumb of him to go at someone that wielded a knife but he ultimately might have saved himself and Özil there. Top bloke.

    Hope they're okay.
     
  15. THunter

    THunter NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    Just like to say, all my posts have been banter.

    Reckon you’re dead good mate.
     
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  16. Blaziken

    Blaziken New Member

    Kolasinac what a OG
     
  17. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    That some balls from kola to not be afraid against thugs with knive.
     
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  18. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Probably would’ve been better off letting them have the watches and whatever it was they were after because he could’ve ended up with a knife in him. Still have to respect him for going after them though.
     
  19. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Active Member

    What an absolute tank!
     
  20. PoleInGoal

    PoleInGoal Well-Known Member

    If only Kola defended his flank the way he defended Özil
     
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