Sead Kolasinac has moved back to Schalk on loan where he spent his youthful years before signing for the Gunners.
The Bosnia international has made only one Premier League start under Mikel Arteta this season. The left-back defender had his best moments at Arsenal, scoring goals at will.
Arsenal confirmed the loan transfer on their official website, saying:
“Sead Kolasinac has agreed to join Bundesliga side Schalke on loan for the remainder of the season.
“The Bosnia & Herzegovina international will be returning to the club he joined as a youth player and spent five years in their first team before signing for us in June 2017.
“Sead has made 113 appearances for us and his fine performances on our way to the 2019 Europa League final were recognised when he was named in the 2018/19 Uefa Europa League squad of the season. Sead was also part of our FA Cup-winning squad against Chelsea last August.”
“Technical director Edu said: “Sead needs to be playing regularly, so we have decided together that a move back to Germany with Schalke will benefit him at this moment. We will be keeping in close contact with Sead, and wish him huge success for the remainder of the season with Schalke.”
“The loan move is subject to the completion of legal and regulatory processes and is effective from January 4.”
Kieran Tierney took the back left side position from Kolasinac and has since shown great performances.
The Gunners still lack a creative midfielder and are planning to make a surprise signing this January to boost their midfield.
The club still has problems with Mesut Ozil playing for the club due to untold reasons. The German playmaker is a great talent and could have a positive impact on the club. The attacking midfielder can help Arsenal in creating chances of which they are currently struggling to get.
They are also not safe at the back for they have conceded several goals resulting in losses. The signing of Gabriel Magalhães had a great impact but there is still room for improvement.
Arteta’s performance as the coach is also in question after recording poor results in the previous games. The results nearly took them to the relegation zone.