Arsene Wenger is delighted with the outstanding performance of Saed Kolasinac who starred for the Gunners in their penalty shootout victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.
Kolasinac who joined the Gunners on a free transfer from German side Schalke 04 came on for captain Per Mertesacker in the 32nd minute after the German defender sustained a head injury.
The 24 year old Bosnia international went on to score the equaliser for the Gunners to the send the game into penalty shootouts.
"He had a very interesting performance last week and I could’ve played him from the start. When he came on, he was outstanding," Wenger told the Arsenal's official website.
"Physically, he’s very strong and that’s natural. Some players are pumped up in the gym and he’s just born strong.”
On the Arsenal's overall performance against Chelsea, the Frenchman was also pleased with his side's dominant display.
"We had some difficult moments at the start of the second half, but after that we dominated. We always looked dangerous, he told BT Sports.
Ahead of the Gunners' new Premier League season opener against Leicester City next week Friday, Wenger he hopes to make club's fans happ once again.
"Every game is a battle in the Premier League, like today. It is a dream to make the fans happy, a difficult dream, but we try hard.
"I would like they stand behind the team as we might go through some very good periods and some not so good periods.
"We want to be united and together throughout the season."
On Pedro's sending off, Wenger said: "Well, I don’t know if it was a sending off or not, but at that moment we were dominating."