Sead Kolašinac has had plenty of nicknames since joining Arsenal from Schalke this summer, but his latest from Garth Crooks may be the strangest yet.
The Bosnian has been compared to a tank, a bull and the Incredible Hulk, but Crooks believes he resembles a “brick toilet”. Kolašinac made it into Crooks’ team of the week for BBC Sport, after another good performance, and the pundit had this to say on the 24-year-old:
“Sead Kolasinac is built like one of those North London brick toilets that withstood bombing raids during the Second World War. Even after the most awful tackle by my defender of the year last season, David Luiz, he rose to his feet determined to finish the game.”
Personally, I’m not sure how much Kolasinac will enjoy being compared to a brick toilet, although I’m sure he’ll appreciate the sentiment that goes along with the comparison. Against the toughest opposition he’s faced so far, Kolašinac has consistently come out on top.
I believe he was a monster in the air despite only just being six foot tall, winning all of his aerial duels using his considerable strength. Also, as Garth points out, the 24-year-old was quickly on his feet after David Luiz’s red-card challenge.
It’s good that Kolašinac’s efforts so far are being recognised. Here’s hoping he can keep it up. He was named Arsenal’s Player of the Month for August so he’s got off to a good start with the Gunners.