Bosnia protector heads back to the club where he played as a child

Sead Kolasinac has actually consented to sign up with Bundesliga side Schalke on loan for the rest of the season, Arsenal have actually revealed.

The Bosnia protector will head back to the club where he joined the youth set-up and went on to end up being a first-team routine before moving to the Gunners throughout June 2017.

Earlier on Thursday, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta verified the club’s priority for the January transfer window was to cut down the size of the existing squad.

Kolasinac’s last look for the Gunners remained in the 4-1 League Cup defeat by Manchester City on December 22.

During November, the 27-year-old had invested a period of self-isolation after the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football confirmed the protector has checked favorable for Covid-19 while away on worldwide task.

Kolasinac’s loan relocation is set to start on January 4, with the full-back having made 113 looks for Arsenal, helping the group reach the 2019 Europa League final against Chelsea.

Arsenal technical director Edu said on the club website: “Sead requires to be playing frequently, so we have decided together that a move back to Germany with Schalke will benefit him at this moment.

” We will be keeping in close contact with Sead, and wish him huge success for the rest of the season with Schalke.”

Meanwhile, Arteta said the club’s priority is to streamline the bloated squad in January. The Gunners had the ability to offload Emiliano Martinez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer season window while Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira left on loan.

But forgotten male Mesut Ozil remained at the Emirates along with Shkodran Mustafi. The club have been related to a loan move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco in January but firstly technical director Edu will attempt to raise funds by proceeding those who are surplus to requirements.

” There are some players that are going to go on loan and going to leave which is the concern at the moment,” Arteta stated.

” We can not sustain the numbers that we have in particular positions and we are aiming to do that, and then we will see if we have the ideal chance in the positions where we require some more aid.”