The Bosnia-Herzegovina international returns to his former club for the rest of the season
Sead Kolasinac is on his way home Schalke after agreeing to a loan transfer from Arsenal.
the Bosnia The Herzegovina international full-back has struggled to play regularly this season and the manager Mikel Arteta hinted the defender would be on the move suggesting that the club needed to reduce their playing staff.
Schalke acted quickly to bring the 27-year-old back to the club he left for Arsenal in 2017, signing him on loan for the remainder of the season.
The move is subject to legal hurdles overcome, but they are not expected to raise alarms and are expected to be finalized on January 4.
Kolasinac is looking forward to his return to Gelsenkirchen and is looking to help the club out of danger. Schalke is at the bottom of the table with four points to his name in 13 games.
“I am happy and proud to wear the royal blue of Schalke 04 again,” Kolasinac said, by Bundesliga.com.
“The club are in a difficult situation right now. Over the coming weeks and months I want to do my part to help us earn as many points as possible. We will succeed in staying together – I am 100% convinced of that -this. “
Arsenal technical director Edu believes the move will benefit all parties.
“We will stay in close contact with Sead and wish him great success for the rest of the season with Schalke.
Kolasinac is unlikely to be the only player to leave Emirates Stadium in January, following Arteta’s press conference on Thursday.
“We have a great team, we know that,” said the Gunners boss. “A lot of things that should have happened this summer, we couldn’t accomplish for different reasons.
“There are players who are going to be loaned, they are going to leave, and that is the priority for the moment because we cannot maintain the numbers that we have in certain positions.
“We’re looking to do this and then we’ll see. If we have the right opportunity in the positions where we need additional help, we will work with the club to try to resolve this issue.
Kolasinac’s departure is unlikely to release funds to strengthen himself, as reports suggest Arsenal pay part of his salary during his time at Schalke.
However, if Arsenal can get other bodies out of the gate, Edu can give the green light to bolster a side that sit 13th in the Premier League table.