Pay attention, Arsenal fans: Here is how to pronounce the name of Sead Kolasinac, your new left-back

A handy answer to the first question Arsenal supporters will be asking about their new signing: ‘How the hell do you say that?’

 There will be many things that Arsenal fans will want to know about Sead Kolasinac.

The Bosnian left-back is set to join the Gunners in July, when his Schalke contract expires. Until then, Arsenal supporters will want to know how the 23-year-old will want to know how he will fit into the team and what additional skills he brings to the table (questions which can be answered in this in-depth profile of the Bundesliga star).

However, as our friends at realised, there is a far more immediate issue that needs addressing.

Namely, how do you correctly pronounce his surname?

“Sead Kol… Sead Kolas…that new left-back” (Photo: REUTERS)

That’s why they went and did a little bit of research.

It might be a little daunting at first to try to pronounce a Bosnian name. You don’t want to sound uncultured and get it wrong, but you also don’t want to sound too up yourself about your ability to say a person’s name either.

But if you can learn how to say Wojciech Szczęsny, then Sead Kolašinac should be no problem.

Kolasinac in action (Photo: AFP)

According to the good people at PronounceItRight , it’s fairly straight forward. Sead is simply “Say-add” while Kolašinac is “Ko-lahj-ee-natts”.

If that’s not making sense, don’t worry – you can hear it for yourself here .

You’re welcome, Gooners.



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