New boy Kolasinac inspires Gunners to win against Swansea

Ruben Hill
October 29, 2017

Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac are recalled in the wing-back positions while Aaron Ramsey starts alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield with Jack Wilshere dropping to the bench.

Arsenal chief coach Arsene Wenger said he is hungrier than ever to win the English Premier League (EPL) title.

Asked if the "Wenger out" section of Arsenal supporters may regret that stance in the same way some "leave" voters are regretting Brexit, Wenger then quipped: "I don't know".

Kolasinac came off with a slight thigh injury deep into the second half, however, Wenger reassured that the fullback will be back in time for their crucial game against City on Sunday.

The Frenchman made 11 changes for the EFL Cup victory over Norwich City on Tuesday night but reverts to the same starting XI that delivered an impressive 5-2 victory at Everton in the league last weekend.

Arsenal didn't level until six minutes after the break.

"He had a good finish on the goal and some good combinations on the left, leading to the assist for the second".

At the other end, Petr Cech came to Arsenal's rescue when he got his body in the way of a goal-bound effort from Jordan Ayew, who had taken advantage of some defensive dithering from Per Mertesacker.

A summer signing on a free transfer from Schalke, the German-born defender is an enterprising modern full-back who is both solid defensively and an attacking menace.

"Kolasinac was decisive today", he told reporters.

"The more and more the game went on, we were a bit more offensive, but couldn't quite get that chance to get an equaliser".

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