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Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac completes loan transfer to Schalke

Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac has completed a loan transfer to Bundesliga club Schalke for the remainder of the season.

The 27-year-old defender came through Schalke’s youth system in 2011 before completing a transfer to Arsenal in 2017.

After three years in north London, the Bosnia and Herzegovina star is returning to Germany for six months and will then consider his future at the end of the season.

Upon rejoining Schalke ahead of the January transfer window, Kolasinac said: “I’m happy and proud to be wearing the royal blue of Schalke 04 once again.

“The club is currently in a difficult situation. Over the coming weeks and months I want to do my part in order to help us pick up as many points as possible.

Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac has completed a loan transfer to Bundesliga club Schalk

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“We will manage to stay up together, I’m 100 per cent convinced of it!

“I’m also very happy to be reunited with several familiar faces, both in the team and backroom staff. I never lost touch with FC Schalke 04.

“Returning to Gelsenkirchen was something I really wanted to do.”

The left-back has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal

Jochen Schneider, head of sport and communication at Schalke, added: “We have been working hard on Sead Kolasinac’s return for a while now, and are very proud to have a true Schalker returning home.

“Sead’s character and strong will exemplify the values that Schalke 04 stands for and are exactly what’s needed in the fight to stay up.”

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