Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Sead Kolasinac’s success proves it is still possible to find bargains in the modern transfer market.
Kolasinac, who signed on a free transfer from Schalke ahead of this season, scored one and set up another for Aaron Ramsey at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 in the Premier League.
Wenger feels Saturday’s display and the 24-year-old’s other outings since arriving at Arsenal show you can still get bargains in the inflating market, which has seen fees explode to a new level this year with moves for the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
“It’s just down to quality,” Wenger said at his post-match media conference. “I believe that since he has arrived, he has convinced everybody that he is a good signing.
“When you see the quality of his performance again, you see there are still some good deals to make out there.
“Kolasinac was decisive because he scored and made an assist. We had a bit more space on the left, we saw that and we wanted to take advantage of that in the second half because they blocked Hector Bellerin a lot with Sam Clucas on our right side.”