Arsenal rip up Sead Kolasinac's contract as full-back signs for Marseille on free transfer after Mikel Arteta exile

ARSENAL have allowed Sead Kolasinac to join Marseille on a free transfer after agreeing to rip up his contract.

The 28-year-old left-back had just six months left on his contract at the Emirates, with the player not in Mikel Arteta's plans.

He featured in just five games for the Gunners this term, with two of those appearances coming in the top-flight.

And the North London outfit decided to release Kolasinac in order to get him off their wage bill.

It's not the first time Arsenal have terminated the contract of a player midway through the season, having allowed Mesut Ozil, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi to depart last year.

Meanwhile Arsenal and Brazilian forward Willian mutually agreed to part ways last summer following his flop season.

And Marseille were quick to announce his signing, as they shared a video of him in his new kit on social media.

The Bosnia international has penned a contract at Stade Velodrome until the summer of 2023.

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Kolasinac links up with former Arsenal team-mates Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba, with the pair on loan from the club.

Commenting on his departure, an Arsenal statement read: "Sead Kolasinac has left the club by mutual consent.

"Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Sead for his contribution to the club since he joined us in 2017 and wish him all the best for his future."

Kolasinac joined the Gunners on a free transfer in 2017 after running his contract down at Schalke.

And he made an instant impact on his debut as he scored an equaliser against Chelsea in the Community Shield, which Arsenal won on penalties.

He would go on to win the FA Cup and another Community Shield, though he was limited to a bit-part role following the signing of Kieran Tierney in 2019.

Kolasinac joined Schalke on loan in the winter transfer window last year, but failed to help them beat the drop.

The defender leaves North London having scored five goals in 118 games for the club.

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