If there is one player whose future at Arsenal is in doubt, it is Albert Lokonga Sambi. The Arsenal midfielder has simply failed to capitalise on his opportunities; he has not made himself the best available option to fill in for Thomas Partey.
He joined Arsenal as a promising young player. But, nearly two years later, he hasn’t progressed as quickly as hoped
.On Friday night, he struggled after replacing Thomas Partey at the start of the second half against Manchester City. Martin Odegaard, known for his calm demeanour, was agitated by the former Anderlecht player’s positioning on the field. Ultimately, Lokonga is having a difficult time at Arsenal, so what are the club’s plans for him?
According to Sky Sports transfer expert Dharmesh Sheth, if Arsenal can sign Caicedo or another midfielder before the transfer window closes, Lokonga may be allowed to leave, with Monaco interested.
Sheth told Give Me Sport, “Lokonga has attracted interest from Monaco, but I’m told Arsenal will only consider allowing him to leave if they bring in a replacement, so it kind of ties in with everything that’s going on with [Moises] Caicedo and potentially later on with [Declan] Rice.”
Is letting go of Lokonga the best for everyone?
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Loan required. And the optimal club.
Balogun is thriving with finding the right club for him and his value has risen to +30 million surely.
Balogun scored a very good last night against PSG (96th minute).the final score PSG 1 Reims 1,he even got Mbappé jersey at the final whistle!!
Maybe we should be looking at Brightons transfer strategy and do a Chelsea on them – would save us a few quid
Csicedo ‘s club are holding Arsenal to ransom.Even if Arsenal sign him ,what happens if he fails the medical or fitness test?
It will be a waste of time and Arsenal will be back to square one.
I do belive Arsenal hav e planB tk D
If he fails the medical we wouldn’t buy him
its been obvious Lokonga is not of the required level, he needs to go on loan.. then the next question arises, is
Fabio Viera also a weakness in the squad ??
What IS plain is that whether or not Lokonga goes this month or not, that he will NOT still be on our books , even on loan , come next August(when the window closes).
He has not made the grade and sympathy for a failed player at a club of our level, is not something we can realistically be expected to have.
Not for a young, fit and wealthy millionaire who WILL have a future in football, just NOT at our level.
I have been told otherwise but I always had my doubts about Lokonga being properly monitored by Arsenal/MA, especially since he was recommended to MA by Kompany.having said that,if AS Monaco are interested in him,they must have seen something in his data.they are similar to Brighton when it comes to transfer strategy.they are very data driven,offer playing time to young players(surrounded by experienced ones) and devise individual development
programs with the plan to sell players to the biggest clubs (that’s according to a recent interview, their sporting director gave to the Athletic).
Perhaps we could sell or loan him to Burnley ivo the Kompany connection?
Exactly. Kompany was the guy who recommended Lokongo to Arteta. Claiming he was the next big thing.
Sell him to Kompany for 20m he can’t refuse after fobbing us off. Caicedo seems to be more Xhaka’s position by the sounds of articles, Xhaka is rarely injured, Caicedo, can he play six, useful player if he can play both positions, exactly what we need, a quick strong talented, and versatile young pro