Arsenal are having a busy transfer window with their latest signing coming in Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht. He says : “It’s a big step, but I feel confident”. The 21-year-old joins Arsenal and will travel with the squad to Florida for their pre-season tour.
When asked if he prefers to play as a box-to-box midfielder or in a more attacking role, Lokonga added: “I can play both. “I can play as a six and I can play like a box to box, but people say that I’m better in the six position.”
He plays for the Belgium U21 and was called to the senior team, but was an unused substitute against Greece. “Albert is a very intelligent player who has shown great maturity in his performances during his development,” said Arteta.
“He has been coached well by Vincent Kompany and his team at Anderlecht. I know Vincent very well and he talks so highly about Albert and the positive impact he had to Anderlecht in recent seasons.”
“We’re confident Albert’s ready for the next stage in his development and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new member to our squad with his quality and presence.”
Technical director Edu added: “We are delighted Albert has signed with us, as there was a lot of interest in him and he was a big target for us.
“Albert is a player we’ve been tracking for some time, and he will bring us strength in depth in the centre of midfield. We look forward to his continued development with us.”
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