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Kolasinac admits German contingent helped him settle at Arsenal

Arsenal's German contingent has helped Sead Kolasinac to quickly settle since his arrival this summer.

After his impressive performance at Wembley, Kolasinac admitted he was initially nervous about coming to England but was eased on into life at Arsenal by the German-speaking players such as Granit Xhaka, Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi.

"What made things easier when I arrived was that I had a lot of players here with whom I could speak to in German," he said.

"There are a few players who have helped me with things like where to live, where to go out in the evening. The team have really helped me.

"After I signed, Granit sent me a message and that pleased me. It made it easier to come here because you get to a new club and don't know anyone, which makes it exciting and nerve-wracking.

"It was nice to have had contact with him before and I was happy that he sent me a message. I've had contact with him over WhatsApp since, and it definitely made things easier for me."

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