'Can't blame them', 'Pain': Some Arsenal fans react as European side reject signing club outcast
Turkish side Fenerbahce have seemingly rejected the chance to sign Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac.
According to Ajansspor, the European side are now close to signing Ezgjan Alioski, who left Leeds United last week following the expiration of his cotnract.
Kolasnic had been a target for Fenerbahce. However, as per the report, the Turkish giants are now keen on adding Alioski to their ranks.
The Istanbul-based club signed Mesut Ozil from Arsenal in January. The former German international was allowed to join Fenerbahce for free after failing to play a single minute of football last campaign.
With the Gunners signing Nuno Tavares this week from Benfica, Mikel Arteta has filled the void in his squad of a Kieran Tierney backup.
However, this signing all but confirms that Kolasinac will be moved on this summer.
The defender joined Arsenal in 2017 on a free transfer from Schalke.
However, the left-back is yet to fully convince supporters. Kolasinac spent the second half of last campaign with his former Bundesliga side.
Indeed, the news of Alioski potentially joining Fenerbahce was viewed as a hammer blow for Arsenal fans. As some supporters thought Kolasinac would join the Turkish side this summer.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say on Twitter about Fener choosing to sign Alioski over Kolasinac on Twitter…
cant blame them— 🇵🇸 (@fxckgaspar) July 12, 2021
pain— Lasd 🇮🇹🎗️ (@CryptoTtd) July 12, 2021
Thank god we have a LB now. Just terminate his contract tbh.— Fuad (@Fuadnehemen) July 12, 2021
these guys have the money to pay for alioski but not kolasinac, man get rid of this guy already just pay him and remove his contract already— Rutvik Bhushan (@Rutvikbhushan) July 12, 2021
Kolasniac earns a reported £100,000-a-week and has two years left on his contract. Indeed, it makes sense why Arsenal want to sell the Bosnian international this summer.