Arsenal agree deal to sign Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac
The Bosnia-Herzegovina international will join on 1 July, after his contract with the German club is up
Sky sources have confirmed that Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac will be Arsenal's first summers signing and will officially be an Arsenal player on 1 July for a free transfer, after his contract with the Bundesliga club is up.
Despite Arsene Wenger's uncertain future, he has already started work on recruiting players for next season and the 23-year-old free agent has agreed to a four-year contract with the Gunners.
When Arsene Wenger was previously interviewed over his decision to recruit players despite his uncertain future, he said, "Of course [transfer targets will ask if I will be at the club], but we are always honest. Arsenal is a world brand today, respected all over the world.""The Arsenal name is bigger than my name and coming to Arsenal is more important - you don't come to Arsene Wenger, you come to Arsenal."
Laurent Koscielny has also indicated Kolasinac's arrival during his interview before Arsenal played Sunderland, saying he would want "a player who can help the team to be better and who can change the team to have some more positive results for this club."
"Would Kolasinac do that? I hope!"
Sean Kolasinac has racked up three goals and seven assist in all competitions for Schalke and have shown an attacking ability that is equally matched with his defensive capabilities, something current Arsenal left-backs Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs fail to produced regularly.