‘Kolasinac needs help’ – Neville explains where Arsenal defender is weak

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The Bosnia international was given a torrid time in midweek and the former full-back has pinpointed an area for improvement

Gary Neville has said that Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac “needs help” after watching the 24-year-old picked apart by Manchester City on Thursday.

After beating the Gunners in the League Cup final on Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s men visited the Emirates Stadium for a league clash on Thursday. It proved to be a one-sided encounter, with three first-half goals sending the leaders to a comfortable victory.

City exploited great weaknesses in the Arsenal defence and former Manchester United and England defender Neville pinpointed the former Schalke man as a weak link.

“Kolasinac needs help,” he said. “His problem is that he can’t move his feet.

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“Manchester City, every one of their players can. So when they change the direction or a quick combination around him, he's struggling badly.”

The left-sided defender arrived at the Emirates Stadium last summer on a Bosman move from Schalke and has played 27 times for Arsene Wenger’s side. 

After a strong start, however, he has found himself rather more peripheral since mid-December, playing only five of 12 league matches and 265 minutes.

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