Arsenal defender refuses to leave club despite exit rumours

By | September 17, 2020

Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac has reportedly held positive talks with the head-coach, Mikel Arteta over his future and is now determined to remain and fight for his spot in the English top-tier.

Former Schalke defender has fallen down the pecking order at the North London club since lockdown, with Kieran Tierney preferred on the left-back position and the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka favoured at wing-back.

The 27-year-old’s limited first-team minutes had seen him linked with a move away in the summer, with the Hammers and former team Schalke 04 among the clubs believed to be interested in securing his services.

However, The Guardian claims that Sead Kolasinac is ready to battle for his place in the side after holding talks with the club head-coach.

The Spanish boss reportedly told Kolasinac that he is currently behind Kieran Tierney in his plans, putting the onus on the Bosnian to win back his place in the team.

The 27-year-old defender has played just over 100 appearances for the North London club in all competitions, including 32 last season.