Arsenal letting their £87,500-a-week star move to Germany on loan would be ideal for both parties

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Why Arsenal should let Sead Kolasinac move abroad next season

According to Sky Sports Germany (h/t Daily Mail), Schalke are working on a deal to re-sign Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac.

The report also claims that both clubs have already had initial discussion’s regarding Kolasinac’s move, which will see him return to Germany for a year and have half of his £87,500-a-week wages covered by Schalke.

Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac in action during a Premier League game last season.
Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac in action during a Premier League game last season. (Getty Images)

Arsenal are desperate to trim their inflated wage bill at the Emirates in a side which already has as many as 12 defenders in its ranks.

First-team chances limited for Kolasinac at Arsenal

The 27-year-old Kolasinac arrived at Arsenal from Schalke back in 2017 has failed to nail down a first-team spot. Despite his 105 appearances for the Gunners, Kolasinac has mostly been in and out of the side since his arrival.

Kieran Tierney is currently Arsenal's first-choice at left-back.
Kieran Tierney is currently Arsenal’s first-choice at left-back. (Getty Images)

One of the major reasons for this has been the Bosnian international’s inconsistency. Last season, he mostly played second fiddle to first-choice left-back Kieran Tierney, who arrived at the Emirates from Scottish side Celtic.

With Tierney clearly being Arteta’s obvious choice in the first-team, Kolasinac’s opportunities seem increasingly limited in the coming days.

That said, Schalke’s attempts to lure Kolasinac back to Germany for next season seems like a welcome sign for Arsenal. Also, it will ease the financial burden on the North London side, who at present have enough back-up in their defensive department.

Hence, the Gunners should let go of Kolasinac at least on loan as it could save them money and also offer the left-back more game time.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on the touchline (Getty Images)
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reacts on the touchline. (Getty Images)

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Having failed to establish himself at Arsenal all these years it is evident that Kolasinac is clearly not one of the favourites at the club. Also, having spent the majority of his time at Arsenal on the sidelines, Kolasinac will be eager to get some regular football. Hence, letting him move elsewhere seems like a win-win situation for both the parties.