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.
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.
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:
"Welcome Kolasinac" will be a refreshing moment to cover "Wenger Out" issue for a while 😂
— Ferry Perdana S. (@ferrydana) April 15, 2017
We need a Left back. Kolasinac free transfer is a no brainer coz we need quite alot. Don't buy that it confirms Wenger staying tho.
— The Landmind (@Landmind111) April 15, 2017
Hope we don't waste Kolasinac like Lucas. Need to use the players to their strengths.
— Sushil Magar (@pablo_AFC) April 15, 2017
kolasinac done.aurier next.
— 💀 (@madAzreyy) April 15, 2017
Sead Kolasinac hasn't even been announced as an Arsenal player and he's already the best LB in the club.
— WH (@Wilshoholic) April 14, 2017
Kolasinac, naby keita and insigne with AS and MÖ resigning would be the transfer window dreams are made of 😍
— ReyAFC (@afc_rey) April 14, 2017
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