Done deal: Sambi Lokonga joins Luton Town on loan

Albert Sambi Lokonga is set to spend the current season on loan at Luton Town, following an agreement between Luton Town and Arsenal for the midfielder’s temporary transfer.

Lokonga was in search of a new club after Arsenal informed him that he was not part of their plans, and Arsenal had been keen on finding him a new destination. A potential move to Burnley earlier in the summer did not materialise, raising the possibility that he might remain at Arsenal for another season.

However, newly-promoted Luton Town stepped in to rescue the situation by adding the Belgian midfielder to their squad. Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the former Anderlecht trainee will be spending the season at Luton Town.

This loan move allows Arsenal to temporarily offload one of their players who is not in their immediate plans, and they will be hoping that Lokonga performs well during his time at Luton, potentially earning a permanent move at the end of the season.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Sambi Lokonga should do well at Luton and might command a starting spot with the newly-promoted side.

At the Emirates, he has no future, so he needs to do well and secure a permanent move away from us in the next campaign.

If the Hatters secure their place in the top flight for another season, we expect him to be kept on, but for now, the key thing is that he is not in our group temporarily.

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  1. It has no significance to the Arsenal fans because Arteta has decided not to reinvest in new players on deadline day. So any money made or saved from players going out is only good for the owners pocket not the fans. Arteta is foolish not to reinvest in a new rightback. The ambitious £200 million invested in players is in reality £100 million NET. Business as usual.

  2. £100m spent this window then and we look worse than we were before the end of the season. Biggest mistake we made was buying Kia Havertz for £65m when we had Xhaka here who would’ve been more suited especially heading back into the Champions league. We have SmithRowe & Vieria there also…. some confusing moves.

    Payed over the top for Rice plus paying the fee through 3 installments so not all In one go, Raya is a loan, Timber is a great signing but now out for the season.

    Teirney gone with only back from Injury Zink availabe atm, Taveres & Holding both gone and no replacement. Jorginho I dont even know why we signed him in the 1st place esp when he was free now plus Elneny still here as Lokonga goes on loan for £500k.

    Kept Nelson now he’s injured, didn’t buy another attacker when Saka will need a rest. Squad depth is going to be a huge issue.

    Lastly all this tinkering from Mikel with the 11 and his ego playing a huge part in alot of players leaving for next to nothing. Threw away the league last year as his doing as he didn’t buy properly again and now we are here.

    Hope I’m proved wrong but I am really concerned.

  3. Another player that’s a big headache and just needs to go. You do have to wonder what exactly the qualities were the scouts saw in him. And if he was serious about football he would’ve done anything to end up at Burnley permanently this window but it sounds like he wasn’t willing to compromise on personal terms. Arsenal is not on the level of City’s scouting yet when they essentially only buy players that are going to succeed 99% of the time. And I know ppl are gonna say they have more money than us, which they do, but they also spend it so wisely. They wouldn’t have gone near Kai for 65mill. This move was a huge blunder by the club and really damaged this transfer window.

  4. Considering how highly Lokonga was thought of by Kompany, I’m surprised that he didn’t go for him.then again,he might have realised he was wrong about the boy.

  5. This shows graphically how a huge transfer mistake in our buying, proves immensely costly.

    Not only have we had to pay his wages so far, with virtually NOTHING back from him ,in performance quality, but we now take a risk that , at Luton, almost certain relegation fodder, his value, already very low, will completely vanish once his loan ends
    It is a possibility, of course , that he may star at Luton, and increase his value to us when sold. But I doubt it greatly!
    He was yet another really bad buy, along with Tavares and the disastrous Pepe, a fraudulent purchase by that crook SANLLEHI!

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