Alan Shearer praises ‘superb’ Arsenal star after Sunday’s win

Alan Shearer singled out Sead Kolasinac for his solid display in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Southampton

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Alan Shearer has singled out Sead Kolasinac for special praise after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina international played the full 90 minutes at The Emirates as he helped Unai Emery’s men claim an important win which moved them back into the Premier League’s top four.

Kolasinac was deployed at left-back by Arsenal boss Emery and he produced a solid performance to help the Gunners claim all three points.

And England legend Shearer was clearly very impressed by Kolasinac’s display for Arsenal in Sunday’s important win.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Shearer said: “Kolasinac had an excellent game playing in that left-back role. He was everything good about Arsenal going forward, he offered them width, he offered them pace.

“It was a constant all afternoon, him looking to get into forward positions with his pace going forward. He was the first to react a lot of the time, that’s your left-back there [in the middle of the box] supplying chances.

“He was driving the ball forward, [playing the] give and go, getting in behind and so much energy and that didn’t change for the whole game.

“He played that left-back role and look at how impressive he is to try and get forward.

“He got into superb positions and he was a threat constantly, and he had to do his bit defensively as well. I thought he was superb.”

The defender has made four assists in 16 Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far this season, and he has also featured three times in the cup competitions.

Kolasinac will be hoping to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners return to Premier League action on Wednesday night with a home clash against Bournemouth in the top flight.

The Gunners are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table and a point ahead of fifth placed Manchester United as the race for Champions League qualification begins to hot up.

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