A handy answer to the first question Arsenal supporters will be asking about their new signing: ‘How the hell do you say that?’
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 football.london realised, there is a far more immediate issue that needs addressing.
Namely, how do you correctly pronounce his surname?
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.
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.