Sead Kolasinac will join Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract at Schalke expires on 1 July, the Premier League club have announced.
The defender’s contract with Schalke is set to expire at the end of the month, meaning Sead Kolasinac will join Arsenal on a free transfer from the Bundesliga club.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international will officially be a Gunners player on July 1 before linking up with his new team-mates for pre-season training.
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Sead Kolasinac came through the ranks at Schalke and made over 100 appearances for the Bundesliga club. The German-born defender operates at left-back and his arrival will throw into doubt the future of Kieran Gibbs, who has yet to negotiate fresh terms at the Emirates Stadium.
“Sead Kolasinac will complete a move to Arsenal FC upon the expiry of his contract with Schalke 04 on 30th June 2017, “ it read. The reigning FA Cup winners, who finished fifth in the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, have agreed a deal with the 23-year-old left back which runs until 2022.”