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Sead Kolasinac
Gender Male
Ethnic Bosnian
Job Bosnian Footballer
Desc Cannot be relied upon in a four-at-the-back formation. Frequently fails to track his marker and is lost for pace against skilfull wingers, despite often being brilliant going forwards. Very effective as a wing-back but Arsenal need a first-choice left-back who can be trusted to help sure up a leaky defence

Affiliation

Org Bosnia National Team
Club as Player Arsenal FC
  Schalke 04

2017 06 06 Retrieve

[His tackling in the derby against Borussia Dortmund in early April was particularly impressive. After a flick over Ralf Fahrmann by star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kolasinac managed to slide in to prevent a shot and an almost certain goal from Christian Pulisic, which drew plenty of plaudits following the match] You have to get stuck in now and then. My role is to stop the opposition scoring

2017 12 30 Retrieve

[Sead Kolasinac speaks about his highlights in 2017, on and off the pitch] Before I was here, I played in a 0-0 draw in the derby between Dortmund and Schalke. I cleared a shot off the line and that will stay in my memory. Also, 2017 was the year I got my first dog, who I have at home with me now. I’ve got a ridgeback and have had him for five months now. It’s a lot of fun with him. He’s called Vuk, which means Wolf in Bosnian. I think a wolf fits to me!

: 2019 07 25 Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are both safe after being attacked by would-be carjackers in London

2019 07 25 Retrieve

[Have there been any arrests in Kolasinac and Ozil carjacking attempt? The statement from the Metropolitan police said] Police were called to Platts Lane, NW3, shortly before 5pm on Thursday, July 25 to reports of an attempted robbery. It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car. The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue

2019 07 26 Tweet

[Mesut Ozil lets fans know he and Arsenal team-mate Sead Kolasinac are all ok after footage of their car being attacked was circulated online] @seadk6, my wife Amine and me are doing well again after yesterday’s incident in London. Thanks for all your supporting messages guys

2019 07 27 Retrieve

[Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was impressed by the fighting skills of Sead Kolasinac after watching the video of the carjacking ordeal suffered by the Arsenal defender and his team-mate Mesut Ozil] He’s got a nice bounce to him, he’s in and out. Wait until you see him throw a hook. We don’t know what his technique is like, but his footwork… he’s pretty mobile. We’re going to have to work on him and make sure he doesn’t load up before because he’s very predictable and that makes him very vulnerable. He’s got quick feet, we can work with that

It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car. The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue

2019 08 09 Retrieve

[Arsenal confirm Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac out of squad as police investigate security incidents] Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police. The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives. We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible

2019 08 09b Retrieve

[Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are safe and unharmed but they have been targeted more than once, in separate incidents over the past couple of days. The Met Police also released a statement] The MPS are in contact with Arsenal FC and will investigate any offences reported appropriately

2019 08 09c Retrieve

[Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac out of Arsenal’s Newcastle trip over security fears] The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority. We have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives. We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible

2019 08 10 Retrieve

[They then started the week training as usual at London Colney and were expected to be included in the travelling squad for Sunday’s Newcastle game, until Arsenal revealed neither would not take part] Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle United following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police. The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives. We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible

2019 08 11 Retrieve

[Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has admitted that he is not sure if Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will feature in next week’s Premier League clash with Burnley. A statement from the Metropolitan Police] Two men have been charged under Section 4a of the Public Order Act following an incident in Camden on Thursday, 8 August. Ferhat Ercan, 27, of Highgate, and Salaman Ekinci, 27, of Tottenham, were charged on August 9 following the incident and are due to appear at Highbury Corner magistrates’ court on 6 September

2019 09 19 Retrieve

[Kolasinac keen to consign car-jacking horror to the past] I’m happy to be back. Of course, mentally it was hard. We also missed training for a couple of days. I made up for that [though]. I’m happy to be back with the team and [ready to] perform with them on the pitch. I don’t want to talk about what happened in detail. It happened and now it’s something that belongs in the past. The same with Mesut. We are back and we are focused on our job and the team. We have a very important match ahead here in Frankfurt

2019 09 25 Retrieve

[After the incident, both Kolasinac and Ozil missed the Gunners’s Premier League season opener against Newcastle with the duo keen to put the attack behind them] I’m happy to be back. Of course, mentally it was hard. We also missed training for a couple of days. I made up for that [though]. I’m happy to be back with the team and [ready to] perform with them on the pitch.I don’t want to talk about what happened in detail. It happened and now it’s something that belongs in the past. The same with Mesut. We are back and we are focused on our job and the team

2019 10 21 Retrieve

[Sead Kolasinac is clinging to the dream of guiding Arsenal back in the Champions League] It (the race for the top four) is pretty wide open. For example, Manchester City lost to Wolves before the international break. But we are just going to focus on ourselves and try to work hard to win every game. Who knows what will happen at the end of the season? We are still at the beginning now, but we hope to finish in the top four. We have had a solid start and were in third place before the international break, which was our goal for then. We need to improve on a few things and we are looking to do that. We are working hard on that

[Alexandre Lacazette, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Tierney are all in contention, with Kolasinac expecting the options available to the Gunners to serve them well] When we are all back, we are a really strong team. It is not only the 11 on the pitch, it is also the people on the bench, the people that are not in the squad, the whole club

2019 11 01 Retrieve

[Sead Kolasinac says Mesut Ozil is ‘a bit unhappy’ with his current predicament at Arsenal] Mesut is a really driven player. He is a bit unhappy at the minute but you would never see that in his training. He is doing everything he can. He is doing extra sessions to make sure he is at the level he needs to be. Mesut is Mesut. He has got a lot of special qualities. For example, the opposing team might put two players on him rather than one, which creates a lot of space for others. That makes a real difference on the pitch and in the game. Everyone knows the quality he has, we have seen it. He is one of the top players in Europe and I think he can achieve a lot and really help the team further when he’s back

2019 11 28 Retrieve

[Kolasinac reflects on ‘dangerous’ Ozil car-jacking attempt as Arsenal star insists he remains happy in London] Mesut had visited me. I came out and stood next to his car. Suddenly a scooter driver stops next to us. You do not think about it, although I’ve heard many stories about it. Why should it happen to you? Suddenly the robber stands beside you and pulls an object out of his pocket. ‘Okay’, I thought, ‘now it’s my turn’. But I stayed calm and tried to fight back. It was definitely a dangerous situation. We are glad that nothing happened to us. That’s the most important thing. And that’s why it should be forgotten and it’s over

[Kolasinac says he still feels totally comfortable in London despite everything that occurred] Yes, that was funny. You go shopping and somebody always watches. But that was discussed with the club as a mere precaution. My wife was by my side and, as was written in Germany, my family and I were not scared. We do not hide. We live our lives. It was important to me that my family was there. My wife, my dad, my dogs. But I did not have to talk to anyone about it to make me feel better. I’m not worried anymore. At no time did I have the idea of leaving London. My family and I are happy and we are happy that everything is back to normal

2020 01 20 Retrieve

[Bosnian defender Kolasinac has been sidelined since taking in a 90-minute outing against Crystal Palace] Left thigh strain. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2

[on Scotland international left-back Kieran Tierney] Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham Utd (a) on December 9. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take around three months, aiming to return to full training in March

[Calum Chambers will not be seen again until next season] Left knee. Ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months

2020 03 05 Retrieve

[Arsenal confirm fractured ankle for Lucas Torreira as Kieran Tierney returns to full training] Sustained fracture to Torreira’s right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on Monday. Awaiting further specialist reviews which will determine recovery plan

[Arsenal have said of the Bosnian full-back] Significant strain to right shoulder joint during Everton (h) on 23 February. Aiming to return to full training by the end of March

[Calum Chambers is the only other player unavailable to Arteta] Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on 29 December. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six to nine months

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Sead Kolasinac on Matteo Guendouzi] Because Matteo Guendouzi’s young, he likes to do jokes. Every morning he’s laughing. He does a lot of bad things - I am not telling this for television. If I’m playing cards and I lose he comes behind me and (shouts) ‘Ahh you lost!’ Like this