It looks like Sead Kolasinac has a career in boxing if things don’t work out for him at Arsenal, according to Deontay Wilder.
The WBC heavyweight champion visited talkSPORT and was shown footage of the Arsenal defender fighting off knife-wielding carjackers as he and Mesut Ozil drove through north London.
“He’s got a nice bounce to him, he’s in and out,” chuckled Wilder as he watched ‘The Tank’ fight off the thugs as they attempted to steal their £30k watches.
“Wait until you see him throw a hook. We don’t know what his technique is like, but his footwork… he’s pretty mobile.
“We’re going to have to work on him and make sure he doesn’t load up before, because he’s very predictable and that makes him very vulnerable.”
“He’s got quick feet, we can work with that,” added the American, laughing.
Kolasinac’s brave reaction to the shocking incident has led for calls for the Bosnian to be made the new Arsenal captain.
Gooner-loving broadcaster Piers Morgan tweeted: “On the basis of how he saved Ozil from knife-wielding thugs today, I would make Kolašinac captain of Arsenal with immediate effect.”
Former Crystal Palace and QPR manager Ian Holloway, meanwhile, revealed to talkSPORT he once signed a player – believed to be Marcel Seip – after watching him put down four blokes while defending his team-mate.
“It turned out he had a club where he came from where people used to go and drink and he ran the door himself,” he said. “He liked to fight and, wow, I’ve never seen such an impressive thing.
“I was looking for a centre-half who could do some damage and, for me, he did it in the right way on the pitch.”
As for Kolasinac, he posted a picture of himself on Friday afternoon alongside Mesut Ozil, writing: ‘Think we’re fine.”
A Met Police spokesman said of the incident: “It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car.
“The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers.”
No arrests have yet been made.