Burnley sets their sight on struggling Arsenal man

Burnley has expressed interest in acquiring Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga as part of their summer transfer plans, with manager Vincent Kompany seeking to reunite with the talented player.

Lokonga is currently on the fringes at Arsenal, and it appears that the Gunners do not view him as a key figure for the upcoming season. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace but failed to make a significant impact that would secure a permanent move to the Eagles.

As Lokonga contemplates his future, remaining in the Premier League could be a possibility. Voetbalkrant reports that Vincent Kompany, who recently guided Burnley to promotion back to the Premier League, has identified Lokonga as one of the two players he wishes to work with at his new club.

With the backing to make necessary signings, the former Manchester City defender could provide Lokonga with a fresh opportunity to shine and rediscover his potential.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Lokonga has not been good enough for us, but the midfielder will do well in a mid to lower-table team like Burnley.

Because he has worked with Kompany before now, that should make life easier for both of them as they bid to do great things in England together.

If they want him on loan, we should easily accept because he is not an important player for us.

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  1. Take whatever we are offered and move on. Free up a bit of wages, get a couple million and open up a spot for a youngster like Azeez to play cup games.

  2. We certainly don’t want to loan him, we need to be selling him.
    He has not taken his chances when they have come his way & wasn’t any better when loaned to Palace. Think he could be a decent player at a smaller club. Should get 15M for him

  3. We should sell him for a relatively low fee BUT insert a very favorable buy-back clause. You just never know with these young players. Some of them are late bloomers like KDB, Courtois, Benzema, Pedro, Giroud, Payet, Benacer, etc. In fact, I’d do the same for Balogun, Nuno, Tierney (if we’re selling) BNC, etc.

  4. How come that it is already known ahead of next season Burnley will be a mid or lower team table Epl club side?
    However, from Arsenal point of observations, Lokonga performances for Arsenal before he was loaned out to Crystal Palace last January window was not encouraging. As he didn’t step it up to convince Arteta he is Arsenal quality. For, for a player to be an Arsenal quality, his performances has to be top and regularly at top level. But Lokonga has not shown that he was ready to perform at top quality in the team when he was played. I think he cost Arsenal at Man City in the FA Cup last season when he failed to stop Ake from scoring.
    Nevertheless, if Arsenal sell or loan him to Vincent Kompamy’s Burnley team this summer. He could rediscovered his game at Burnley under Kompany’s tutulage to become the Yaya Toure that he thinks he can become. So, I wish Lokonga good luck if he joins Burnley this summer. But Arsenal should not forget to insert the necessary clauses into the deal that see them sell or loan him to Burnley.

  5. @PJ-SA
    have you ever see Azeez play at all, he had two loans and both end up in failure.you have been mentioning his name on every post, even blaming Arteta for not given him chance

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