Arsenal confirm Sead Kolasinac signing from Schalke 04

Arsenal have confirmed that they have signed defender Sead Kolasinac on a long-term deal from Schalke 04.

In recent weeks, it had been reported that the Bosnia and Herzegovina international had chosen to move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of his contract with the Bundesliga outfit, and Arsenal have now moved to confirm their first signing of the summer.

The Gunners has said that the transfer is still “subject to the completion of all regulatory processes”, but the left-back has effectively ensured that he will become an Arsenal player on July 1.

He had also been linked with a transfer to Chelsea, but the promise of first-team football has lured the 23-year-old to North London.

This season, the left-sided defender made a total of 36 appearances in all competitions for Schalke, contributing three goals and seven assists.

He leaves the German club after six years at the Veltins-Arena.

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