Crystal Palace in talks to sign Lokonga on loan, so we need more than Jorginho coming in

The latest Arsenal transfer news is that the young Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is currently in talks with Crystal Palace regarding a loan deal down in South London.

According to journalist Alan Nixon, Crystal Palace were said to be interested in the midfielder before he made the move to Arsenal in 2021.

If Edu lets Lokonga go, then we can assume that Jorginho is lined up to be the backup to Partey, but the squad still needs a backup for Elneny who is now out with a longterm injury.

This could be the biggest suggestion that the Gunners will sign another midfielder before the window slams shut. Arsenal are extremely short in the middle of the park, which has only been made worse by Mohammed Elneny’s injury.

This will surely not affect Arteta’s search for Caicedo or whoever else is set to shore up the midfield in case of injury to Xhaka or Partey.

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    1. I’d counter by saying AFC should of sold him to
      Wolves for £15-20M a few windows ago.

      As Sean mentioned he’s been terrible on loan @
      both WB and Southampton since the move didn’t

      He makes SL look like prime Pogba in comparison.

  1. If Jorginho joins we do NOT need another midfielder. Just 31, and a serial winner. We have others who are 21 and have not been here before. Yes, he is a sideways passer but we have others who are not. His position is tactical. We can let Elnenny go ( if he is ever fit) and Laconga too ( who has not cut it). What happens if Partey and/or Xhaka get injured or banned or tired out – with so many matches ? With the very experienced Jorginho we can rotate them. As with Trossard, I trust Arteta and Edu.

  2. i would want 2 people minimum covering each position, so having xhaka, jorginho and partey for 2 roles seem bare to me

  3. I find it odd pundits talk about a replacement for Partey. He is a special player and no-one can do what he does. If he gets injured we are weakened period. Is there a replacement for Messi? The squad rises to the occasion to cope with such losses. Sambi could have considered Burnley and come back to us as a Champion rather than simply staying in London.

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