Sead Kolasinac continued to be an absolute beast for Arsenal against Leicester during their season opener at the Emirates on Friday night.
Kolasinac impressed immensely against Chelsea during the Community Shield on Sunday and while he didn’t score against Leicester, he was one of Arsenal’s strongest players.
The 24-year-old won all four of the tackles he completed, made three clearances and one interception.
He completed 59/70 passes and also had one shot on target.
More importantly, the left-back provided an assist for Danny Welbeck’s goal, which makes it his sixth since the start of last season when he was still with Schalke.
Sead Kolasinac has now registered 6 assists in the league since the start of the 2016/17 season.
Already up and running at Arsenal. 🅰️ pic.twitter.com/E7A7TkW89c
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 11, 2017
Welbz’s goal was crucial, since it brought Arsenal back on level terms after the Foxes went ahead through Jamie Vardy. While the visitors would go ahead again if he hadn’t been there for that goal, we ever would have been able to fight back.
Despite being a tank, Kolasinac still managed to keep his cool, which a lot of Arsenal fans probably weren’t banking on. Although this was his Premier League debut, most Gooners probably expected him to at least pick up a yellow but he barely troubled referee Mike Dean.
This shows that he’s got a level head and even during one of the craziest games I’ve seen in a long time, he didn’t lose it.
Not only is he strong, he’s also got enough skill on the ball which means he doesn’t need to go around just mindlessly barging into people which, while amusing, would only make him a liability.
— The Boi (@ChuBoi) August 11, 2017
He may be just 24 but he’s incredibly mature and appears to have English football already sussed out.
Something tells me it won’t take long before the guy’s playing as if he’s always been in the Premier League.