Arsenal's defensive Tank given a contract termination, yet still gets a transfer to a major club

Arsenal's defensive Tank given a contract termination, yet still gets a transfer to a major club

Arriving at the Emirates in the summer of 2017, Sead Kolasinac was considered a solid signing for Arsenal. Especially as the defender arrived on a free. Yet now, four and a half years later, the Bosnian international has also left the club without a fee, no earnings for the AFC. The Gunners and the 28-year-old reached a mutual termination of the contract and he signed for Marseille.

Kolasinac has signed a deal with the French team until 2023 after playing for Arsenal in 118 games, recording 20 goal involvements - five goals and 15 assists. Yet he was featured in only five games this season, spending 270 minutes on the pitch.

While the last half-season saw Kolasinac return to the club he came to London from, Schalke, in hopes of helping them avoid relegation.

At the Velodrome, the Tank will meet two familiar faces as the Arsenal loanees Mateo Guendouzi and William Saliba play for OM. Kolasinac will most likely line up with Saliba as a left-back.

Arsenal signed Nuno Tavares this summer, while Kieran Tierney is the designated starting left-back, leaving little space for Kolasinac who did look great at the start of his English adventure.

Marseille focused on Sead's strong experience on the international scene with more than 40 national team caps and more than 40 European matches, that is in the Champions League and the Europa League. The French club was also interested in the Ajax LB Nicolas Tagliafico, yet the Argentine international is probably going to Italy.

Arsenal might move another defensive line member towards the end of the winter market, with Pablo Mari close to a six-month loan serving Udinese. While AFC also loaned out Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Roma this winter. While Mikel Arteta wants another body in midfield, with Juventus' massive flop Arthur Melo a desire for the north London side.


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