It’s not often that an Arsenal flop receives praise but after his latest heroics, things have changed. Both Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were involved in an attempted armed robbery on Thursday after a gang wielding knives tried to steal the German’s Mercedes Benz G-Wagon.
A video emerged later that evening which showed the Bosnian international leap to the defence of his teammate by attempting to fight away, with his bare hands, a man who was holding a very large knife. Arsenal have since confirmed that both players were unharmed and were fine. Kolasinac has also confirmed this with a tweet of his own…
Think we‘re fine ???? #M1Ö #SeoKol pic.twitter.com/tKRlM0LGMl
— Sead Kolašinac (@seadk6) July 26, 2019
Many fans across the world showed their concern for the pair on social media whilst some Arsenal fans praised their left-back’s brave behaviour. One supporter said the 26-year-old should be given a lifetime contract whilst others called him their captain and wondered when a statue would be erected in honour of his courageous actions.
Both Ozil and Kolasinac have been regarded as flops in the past with many of the Gunners fanbase previously wanting both stars to leave the club this summer – especially after their respective performances in the embarrassing 4-1 Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.
Some members of the Emirates support saw the funny side of the matter after knowing the players were fine. One fan asked the club to send Kolasinac to Celtic so he could return with Kieran Tierney as well as £25m for themselves. Similarly, another supporter cracked the same joke in regards to Wilfried Zaha. Others wanted the left-back to be put in a room with disliked owner Stan Kroenke whilst one used a well recognised scene from the film The Wolf of Wall Street to suggest how Arsenal’s new hero was going to walk into training the next day.
Here’s the best of the reaction below:
Send @seadk6 to the negotiations with Celtic. He’d come back with Tierny and £25m
— Lloydy (@Lloydy3217) July 25, 2019
He will be lined up with this man next season pic.twitter.com/p5ET0j950S
— P™ | (was @cechque) (@SemperFiArsenal) July 26, 2019
Send Kolasinac to Celtic. He will bring Tierney and 25M back.
— ? Kris ?? ???????? (@Santi_Classorla) July 26, 2019
Can you set up a meeting between Kolasinac and Kroenke
— LacaJet (@ThatGuyJSR) July 26, 2019
If Arsenal want to sign Wilfried Zaha, just send Sead Kolasinac to Palace. He’ll come back with Zaha & £60m.
What do you say Kolasinac? pic.twitter.com/UXssA07Brh
— ???????????????? ™Dat Edo Guy™ ???????????????? (@GainWithDanny11) July 26, 2019
A Cobra once bit Sead Kolasinac's leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) July 25, 2019
Kolasinac walking into the changing room at Colney this morning. pic.twitter.com/rxJYEdCukN
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 26, 2019
Kolasinac defends by attacking. Every Arsenal fan could’ve told you that.
— Niall ? (@niallmoran_) July 25, 2019
Look at this man.
Give him a lifetime contract.#kolasinac pic.twitter.com/RsCuYkdVoL
— Daniel Kobin (@danielkobin) July 25, 2019
We need a statue of Kolasinac like this outside the Emirates immediately @Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/ew23EG0Isn
— Marcus ???????? (@madmark_96) July 25, 2019
Give Kolasinac the armband immediately, my Captain ??#AFC
— The Black Ryan Reynolds (@Im_Antz) July 25, 2019