Wenger explains Kolasinac absence

English Premier League

The Bosnia international enjoyed a flying start to this Gunners career but has struggled to break into the first-team of late as Wenger has preferred Ainsley Maitland-Niles at left back.

However, the boss insists he still has the utmost faith in Kolasinac and has promised the defender more game time in the future.

β€œHe is highly suited for a wing-back role, for a more offensive role,” said Wenger.

β€œI think he will play again and I gave him a breather as well. He is working hard and I think he will play in a back four, as well.”