Arsenal winger Walcott promises different season for the Gunners
Aug 11 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
Kolasinac joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke in the close-season and already looks an ideal fit for the physical demands of the Premier League.
The 24-year-old did not start at Wembley but was forced into action earlier than expected when Per Mertesacker left the field with a head injury.
"Sead looks an absolute tank". He is one tough unit to get past.
"He is an absolute animal". He eats the right food and he's professional. You can see the power he's got when he's got the ball, his pace and everything. He's a great addition to the squad. He's quite wide as well.
While Wenger admitted the standard between the French and English domestic leagues can not necessarily be compared, he backed his new recruit to replicate Zlatan Ibrahimovic's debut season in the Premier League following his transfer from PSG to Manchester United.
The Gunners have won just one of their last seven matches on the opening weekend and Walcott urged supporters to stay united behind the team as they continue to develop a 3-4-2-1 system - several games last term were played out in what manager Arsene Wenger described as a "horrendous" psychological environment. The number of key players we have in all sorts of positions, they're going to supply for him and Oli as well. We have a game backed on mobility and technique and I think he can integrate that well. We know what we have to do this season. Everyone's up for the challenge - you know we do like a good challenge. He's going to show something different. It's how we react.