Bundesliga expert makes exciting claim about potential Arsenal signing

Raphael Honigstein rates Arsenal target Sead Kolasinac as one of the Bundesliga's best left-backs

Arsenal target Sead Kolasinac Photo: Sead Kolasinac/Instagram

Raphael Honigstein has claimed that Arsenal would be signing one of the Bundesliga’s best left-backs in Sead Kolasinac.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is thought to have agreed a deal to sign for the Gunners on 1 July when his current contract with Schalke 04 comes to an end.

The versatile defender is expected to be the long-term successor to Nacho Montreal, who will turn 32 during the 2017-18 season.

Kieran Gibbs, meanwhile, has less than 12 months remaining on his current Arsenal deal and fell out of favour under Arsene Wenger last term.

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season which means the Gunners are facing the prospect of Europa League football.

Bundesliga expert Honigstein believes Arsenal have landed a good player in the shape of Kolasinac as Wenger looks to rebuild his Arsenal squad.

“He is one of the better left-backs in the Bundesliga,” Honigstein told The Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast.

“He is very strong, very physical and very good in the air. He is one of those left-backs who can play as a centre-half. Not necessarily a creative centre-half.”

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Arsenal did end the season on a positive note after a 2-1 win against Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley, with Welbeck producing a great performance.

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