The media in Bosnia are more than a little surprised to learn that Sead Kolasinac is the fourth-highest earner at Arsenal, bringing home just under £120kpw.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal celebrates his team's second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal celebrates his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The defender arrived at Arsenal last summer on a free transfer from Schalke. With no transfer fee to pay the club were able to tempt him without Champions League football by offering a big fat paycheque instead.

He comes in behind Mesut Ozil (£350kpw), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (3£200K) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£180KPW).

I’m trying not to cry at how much we are paying Stephan Lichtsteiner compared to Nacho Monreal or the fact that Mohamed Elneny gets more than Lucas Torreira…

Arsenal wages via Spotrac
Arsenal wages via Spotrac

Writing in Fokus, a Bosnian publication, the unnamed author said, “It is not a big surprise that the biggest star, Mesut Ozil, is also the highest paid player with a fabulous 350,000 pounds a week, or about 770,000 KM!

“Immediately behind him, but with much lower incomes, Aubameyang (£ 200,000), and third place is Mkhitaryan with 180,000 pounds a week.

“What surprised many, and what would be the most interesting. It is our fans that our teammate Sead Kolasinac is the fourth-highest player of the London club with 119,500 pounds a week, or about 260,000 KM.

“It’s a monthly salary of more than one million convertible marks!”