Arsenal Transfer News: According to reports, Arsenal is willing to trade young midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 23-years-old
Arsenal Transfer News: Football Insider claims that Arsenal is trying to raise money in order to make several summer moves. And they’ve decided that Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is a disposable option.
After struggling to get playing time since joining the north London club, Lokonga is presently on loan at Crystal Palace. At the conclusion of the season, the Gunners will be free to pursue players like Declan Rice. In addition, they will need to trade some of their benchwarmers to meet financial obligations.
The 24-year-old midfielder for West Ham United will reportedly command a club-record transfer price. Yet up in the air is whether or not the Gunners can earn enough money by selling off their surplus players to make the necessary upgrades to their roster.
Arsenal Transfer News: What’s the matter?
In addition, during the January transfer window, Arsenal pursued the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo. Nevertheless, it’s very evident that Mikel Arteta is eager to make some changes to the team’s midfield when the current campaign concludes.
Despite his potential future, Lokonga is not expected to get significant playing time for the Gunners in the next season. Even if the Gunners don’t wind up buying Rice, the 23-year-old will be demoted from the London club. Hence, he must go in quest of regular football.
What’s next for Albert Sambi Lokonga?
Without consistent time with the first team, the midfielder will never reach his full potential. Leaving the Gunners would be the best option for him. It would be interesting to see whether the Gunners are able to find a new team for the talented midfielder in the near future.
Teams around Europe were after the Belgian before his transfer to Arsenal. He has the raw talent to become an elite Premier League player. He will work hard to prove it in the next seasons.
If Arsenal had scored using a player’s arm like this, it would have been disallowed.
A defender blocking a cross in the same way should be a penalty. pic.twitter.com/CRYV2rK67v
— Av (@aviv_lavi) March 5, 2023
Yet, Lokonga is a player with enormous promise. Arsenal may come to regret letting him depart at the conclusion of the season if he is able to realize his enormous potential with more consistent playing time in the years to come.
Mikel Arteta called Arsenal’s victory against Bournemouth “our most-emotional moment,” while Paul Merson predicted that if the Gunners won their remaining three Premier League games, they would be champions. the Gunners, playing against the Cherries, who were in danger of relegation, fought back from two goals down to win 3-2 courtesy to a spectacular 97th-minute goal from Reiss Nelson. With 12 games left in the season, the Gunners still has a five-point advantage over second-place Manchester City, who defeated Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday morning.