Nigel Winterburn sends message to Arsenal fans about new signing
The Arsenal legend issues his backing for new Gunners signing Sead Kolasinac
Nigel Winterburn believes Sead Kolasinac looks like a good addition to the Arsenal squad.
The Gunners completed a deal to sign the Bosnian defender in a free transfer from Bundesliga side Schalke 04 last month.
Kolasinac will provide Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal with competition for a first-team spot at left-back next term.
The 24-year-old defender scored four times in 123 appearances in the Bundesliga over the past four seasons.
Former Arsenal defender Winterburn is optimistic that Kolasinac will prove to be a good addition to the Gunners team.
“I’ve been doing a little bit of research and saw he was in the Bundlesliga team of the season, which is obviously an exciting prospect for Arsenal,” Winterburn told bWIN.
“Also, the way that Arsenal may play this coming season, they could go back to a back four or they could even switch to a back five and Sead gives them a few more options.
“Monreal could go as third centre-half; he could also play in the wing-back so I think there will be some competition there for Monreal too.”
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a place in the Champion League.
The Gunners ended the 2016-17 season on a high note after Arsenal were 2-1 winners against defending Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
Wenger signed a new two-year contract extension despite Arsenal missing out on a top-four place for the first time under the Frenchman.
Arsenal will be hoping to win the Europa League to secure a return to the Champions League at the first time of asking.
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