Arsenal man risks missing out on a World Cup place

Albert Sambi Lokonga was an important member of the Arsenal first team at the start of this season when he first joined the club from Anderlecht.

He was relatively an unknown among English fans before Mikel Arteta added him to his squad.

The midfielder showed some fine form at the beginning of this campaign, and it seemed he would be regular throughout the term.

However, as Arteta’s team came together, the midfielder lost his place in it, with his manager now preferring to partner Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey in midfield.

This has cost Sambi Lokonga his place in the Belgian national team and a report via Sport Witness claims if things don’t change, he now risks missing out on a place in their squad for the World Cup later this year.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Belgium has some of the world’s finest players on their team, so there is serious competition for every spot.

Roberto Martinez will not have to break a sweat before he finds a player who will fill any position in his team and Sambi Lokonga should be worried about that.

It is hard to see him bench any of Xhaka and Partey before the end of this season and it means he can forget about participating in the World Cup unless he returns to the Arsenal team at the start of next season.

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    1. Someone hasn’t played up to 10 games and u already conCluded he will never play for arsenal. That’s how u pple always give up on player last only for them to turn things around. He is young, what he needs is game time next season

  1. All of today’s article have attracted little or no comment.what am i to say about ‘arsenal man(lokonga)risks missing out on a world cup place’.so boring.

    1. There is no Arsenal game for two weeks, but we will continue to share ANY news about Arsenal from around the world.
      If you are bored, why don’t you send in an article and let’s see how many readers call you boring shall we?

  2. From what I have seen Sambi is a good player and prospect with the potential to have a fine Arsenal career

    He is still a young guy and the Belgium National team is a difficult one to break into even if you are playing regularly for your Club, it would be a shame for him if he misses out on a World Cup this time around but he is young enough to get opportunities in the future

  3. i like sambi but he has coughed up the ball in very dangerous positions every single time i have seen him play

  4. He seems a long way off making it at Arsenal.
    Needs to man up. He is reminding me of Pepe. Very introverted. Confidence kind of player.
    Lets see how he gets on next season. Need to give him more time and see if he can man up.

  5. We need marquee players for the position he plays in, this can’t be a revolving project .

    He needs to be loaned out as he has tremendous potential, Henry must have seen something to recommend him to us

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