Alexandre Lacazette wasn’t the only Arsenal new-boy to make an impression against Leicester City tonight as Sead Kolasinac treated the Emirates Stadium crowd to some fancy footwork.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Gunners as they fell 3-2 behind in the second half, with late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud turning things around to bring a 4-3 win.
With the comeback complete by this point, Kolasinac then decided to enjoy himself on his Premier League debut as he turned on the skill to dance his way past a couple of players.
Using the type of pirouette made famous by legendary attacking midfielder Zinedine Zidane, Kolasinac showed he’s more than just a defender with this neat bit of trickery.
The Bosnia international joined on a free from Schalke this summer and looks at the moment like being one of the finds of the whole transfer window.
Arsenal were able to beat some big clubs to Kolasinac’s signature, with various reports linking him with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City before he ended up in north London.
It’s now clear to see why so many showed an interest in him, with the 24-year-old looking a great all-rounder at the back with the ideal traits for playing as a wing-back in the kind of 3-4-3 system that’s proving so popular with top clubs at the moment.
Arsenal 2017/18 fixtures
Stoke City (A) – Sat 19 Aug
Liverpool (A) – Sun 27 Aug
Bournemouth (H) – Sat 9 Sep
Chelsea (A) – Sun 17 Sep
West Brom (H) – Mon 25 Sep
Brighton (H) – Sun 1 Oct
And despite playing as one of the three centre-backs tonight, Kolasinac still managed to find an opportunity to drive forward and show what he can do on the ball.