His no-nonsense approach and muscular frame have already impressed and fans have taken to social media to share pictures of ‘The Tank’ in action.
‘I’ve seen some photos on Instagram which fans have edited, and I found them really funny,’ Kolasinac told Arsenal Player.
‘I’m happy to have had such a good start here.
‘In Bosnia they call me that [The Tank] too! I’m happy to have such a cool nickname.’
The Bosnian could not have wished for a better start to his Arsenal career.
He scored on his competitive debut as the Gunners beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield.
‘It’s an indescribable feeling,’ said the 24-year-old. ‘I think that’s why we play football and I believe that’s what characterises the sport.