By Matt Bullin

Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter after news of the reported signing of Schalke 04 left-back Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer.

Reports coming out of Bosnia claim that Arsenal have secured the services of the 23-year-old Bundesliga star after he refused to sign a contract extension at Schalke.

The Gunners faced competition from Liverpool, Everton and AC Milan in the race for his signature but Arsene Wenger came out on top.

The 23-time Bosnia and Herzegovina international has made seven assists and scored three goals in his 31 league and cup appearances this term.

However he has been a regular in Schalke’s side since the age of 20 and has played more than 100 games for the Royal Blues.

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He is likely to replace Kieron Gibbs who is out-of-contract this summer, and Nacho Monreal who has fallen out of favour at the Emirates.

This signing could also signal that Wenger is going to stay on at Arsenal next season, as he begins to rebuild his side that has disappointed this campaign.

Arsenal fans have come together to celebrate the good news on Twitter, with the overwhelming majority seeing it as a good deal for the club.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

https://twitter.com/arifazhan1918/status/853133601247907841

https://twitter.com/FTmediocrity/status/853031633649373184

https://twitter.com/NoSantiNoParty/status/852877372730691584

In other Arsenal transfer news, this star player could be forced to backtrack on his contract dispute after getting no interest from big European clubs. 

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