Kolasinac nervous at idea of working with Wenger
Sead Kolasinac joined Arsenal on a free transfer this summer. Previously he had played for Schalke 04. In his time at Schalke, he had been impressive. After his contract had run out with them, many clubs could be seen trying to convince the Bosnian to join them.
But eventually, he joined Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had convinced him that Arsenal is the right place for a player like him to be. And Arsene was right. Shortly after joining Arsenal, he became a fan favorite.
He scored in the Community Shield match against Chelsea helping Arsenal to add another title in their cabinet.
Kolasinac proved why he was so highly rated in the Bundesliga with his great performances for Arsenal. He insisted he has a nice relationship with Wenger. But he didn’t really expect his relationship would be like this. He was initially “nervous” about working with Wenger who’s been at Arsenal for over 20 years.
Here’s what he had to say:
‘It is really a lot of fun to work alongside a manager like Arsene Wenger,’
‘He has been here ever since I can remember.
‘At the start, maybe I was a bit nervous to work alongside him. The fact that he speaks German really helps me – it made it a lot easier again for me to settle in here. He is good to work with.’
Kolasinac also was thankful to his team-mates for accepting him. And helping him settle. When asked about his impressive early season form.
‘The main reason is the way the team have welcomed me here,’
‘It helps you on the pitch when you know they have accepted you and accepted you in the way they have. That’s definitely been the main reason for it.’
‘The season is young but I am happy with how I’ve developed and how I have started,’
‘But I have got more potential to get better and I want to show that in the coming games.’
It’s really hard to believe that a guy as strong as Sead Kolasinac could feel nervousness. But we’re glad he’s over that and back in his comfort zone. Hope to see some amazing performances from him.