The club posted a confirmation of the defender’s free transfer on their official Twitter on Tuesday morning as it was trumpeted that Kolasinac “is a Gunner”.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 6, 2017
The 23-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina international is Arsenal’s first official signing of the summer transfer window, and is set to head to the Emirates on July 1 when his deal at Schalke expires.
Many fans noted that their new left-back could potentially push 27-year-old Kieran Gibbs out of the squad and others pointed out that he represented excellent business given that Arsenal are only shelling out for his wages and no transfer fee.
This is Futbol has rounded up some of the best Twitter reactions:
Think Mendy, Kurzawa and Ghoulam are pretty much unattainable based on the fees this summer. Kolasinac excellent business
— Mark (@jbazoo) June 6, 2017
So Wenger left the country to sign Mbappe for £100m and came back with Kolasinac on a free
— Ben Weston (@benweston84) June 6, 2017
Kolasinac would *appear to be an upgrade on Gibbs and Monreal, so good business done . *ive never heard of him
— dan wylie (@wyliedan) June 6, 2017
Kolasinac's arrival means goodbye to Gibbs … So long Kieran
— Akinwunmi Odunsi ???? (@gr8akin) June 6, 2017
Not the biggest name in the world but Kolasinac on a free transfer isn't a bad bit of business! #WelcomeKolasinac
— Alfie Bradbury (@Alfieeee_) June 6, 2017
Kolasinac feels like a very solid first step in this summer
— Bill Dithers (@WengerBoy1) June 6, 2017
We are delighted to sign Sead Kolasinac. He brings an outstanding attitude, top top physical quality and absolutely exceptional hair.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) June 6, 2017
Kolasinac is a good signing, need to get rid of dead wood now and make a few more big signings
— Gavin (@irishgooner95) June 6, 2017
We are not that excited about Kolasinac coz he is coming for free. Spoke to a few mates who told me that he can be one of the best.
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) June 5, 2017
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has still not dipped into the club’s huge transfer kitty and there is a growing expectation that he will want to strengthen the side after a mixed 2016-17 season.
Arsenal finished outside the top four for the first time during the Frenchman’s reign at the club although they ended the campaign on a high with a memorable third FA Cup triumph in four years.