Press conference

Sead's 'absolute body power'… and why he came off

Sead Kolasinac has been an instant hit with our fans - and you can understand why.
He crunches into tackles, gives everything for the team, and he scores and creates goals too. In six home appearances he’s played a part in five, including a goal and assist in our 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger’s summer signing was the talk of the post-match press conference, and here’s what the boss said about Sead:
 on Kolasinac…
Kolasinac was decisive today, because he scored and made an assist. We had a bit more space on the left, we saw that and we wanted to take advantage of that in the second half because they blocked Hector a lot with Clucas on our right side. For us it was important to build up on the right and change quickly to the left and create some space for Kolasinac. He did that very well.on Kolasinac showing you can still get bargains…
It’s just down to quality. I believe that since he has arrived, he has convinced everybody that he’s a good signing. When you see the quality of his performance again today, you see there are still some good deals to make out there.

on if Kolasinac was injured…
Yeah, on his thigh, on his hip, he had that already but he came back today.
 on why he’s been a success…
Because he has the natural qualities that suit firstly his position as a wing-back and, secondly, because he has the absolute body power that is needed in the Premier League.
 on why Sead didn’t finish the game…
It’s a hip problem, a tight muscle in his hip. How long will he be out? I don’t know. We hope to get him fit for next Sunday.
 on the injury…
He had that before and we managed to get him always available.
 on what Sead weighs…
His weight, I don’t know, but about 85 kilos. Not pounds.
 on whether Sead wanted to play on…
Yes, of course that’s what he wanted. I thought there was no need to take a gamble so I took him off.









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