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Arsenal’s Walcott Hails ‘Absolute Tank’ Kolasinac

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ARSENAL forward Theo Walcott labeled new team mate Sead Kolasinac an “absolute tank”, saying the defender is well equipped to become an instant success in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old Kolasinac, who joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke 04, came on as a substitute for the injured Per Mertesacker and scored his first goal for the club as they beat Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday.

Walcott said he was impressed by the Bosnian international’s physical attributes and work-ethic during the pre-season preparations.

“Sead looks an absolute tank,” Walcott told the British media. “He’s one tough unit to get past and I’m sure his physical attributes are going to be key to us this season.

“You can see the power he’s got when he’s got the ball, his pace and everything. It’s beautiful to watch and he’s a great addition to the squad.

“Trust me he’s not easy to get around (in training) — he’s quite wide as well. He fits perfectly for the Premier League, he’s absolutely perfect.” -Reuters

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