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"I Need More Freedom" Arsenal Star Reveals He is Being played In the wrong position

Arsenal midfielder Sambi Lokonga has hinted that he is currently being played out of position. In an interview with the club media, the Belgium international midfielder said that he prefers to play as a central midfielder rather than a defensive midfielder. Lokonga was signed from Belgium in the summer for a fee that has been said to be around 25 million.

Lokonga said that the number eight position gives him more space to attack and defend at the same time hence the reason why he prefers to play it, unlike the number seven one which requires him to do a lot of defensive work. “That’s a good question. I like to be a No.8 so I can attack and I can defend,” he said in response to a question about his best position. “More freedom, that’s what I like. But I also like No.6 so it’s difficult! I like both but the most important thing for me is to be on the pitch.”  He added.



The injury to Granit Xhaka has forced Lokonga to play the deep midfield role alongside Thomas Partey a role which has seemed to suit him well but whether he can adopt it permanently only time can tell.

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