After Arsenal's recent win, much has been said about who impressed them the most, with many highlighting what a true gem Emile Smith Rowe is, but looking back at the strategy for that Aston Villa game going forward, Arteta may have just solved one puzzle, the midfield puzzle, which has been troubling Arteta since the Tottenham game when Xhaka was injured.
Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga has taken to the media and apologised to the Gunners fraternity after he made a costly error during last night's clash against Crystal Palace leading to the second goal for the visitors. Lokonga came in as a substitute for Englishman Bukayo Saka who picked an injury after McArthur challenge, but instead of bossing the midfield and making it solid, the 21 year old was bullied in the middle of the pitch leaving his side trailing 2-1.
The fans have expressed their happiness to Arsenal's birthday boy Sambi Lokonga after impressive perfomance against Aston Villa by congratulating him for attaining another year through social media. Sambi Lokonga who has turned 22 years old was an anchor in the midfield. Lokonga's partnership with Thomas Partey made Arsenal to be a no go-zone during 3-1 win victory over Aston Villa.
1.Arsenal vs Crystal palace. Arsenal welcomes Crystal Palace at Emirates for their 8th England premier league this season,Home team are currently doing good after a poor start where they lost first three consecutive matches,they have ten points while their opponent has seven. Prediction:Home team to win
You never know what you've been missing until it's gone, is a phrase that can currently be applied to Arsenal's midfield without Xhaka. Although Xhaka only made one appearance for Arsenal in the North London Derby, his partnership with Partey at the heart of Arsenal's midfield was unrivaled, and Arsenal have been unable to find rhythm in their midfield in the two games since his injury.
Aesenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga recently named the fastest and most skilled Arsenal player in a question and answer session.This was as posted on Arsenal Facebook page.When asked about the fastest Arsenal players, he mentioned Ainsley Maitland Niles as one of the fastest and also Aubameyang.Aubameyang has always been rated as one of the fastest players in the EPL when at his prime.From the way he makes the runs from the wing.However in recent times he has slowed a bit, guess age is catching up with him.When asked about the most skillful Arsenal player, he named Nicolas Pepe as the one.He says Pepe can sometimes take the ball and dribble past three or four players when they are in training.
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.
Raheem Sterling Recently, Raheem Sterling has been the subject of numerous transfer rumors with Arsenal being among the probable destinations where the 28-year-old is going to settle in. Since the arrival of Jack Grealish, things have completely turned on their heads and Raheem Sterling is no longer a regular choice for Pep Guardiola in the left-wing.
Arsenal splashed £150m last summer to sign fresh blood into that already crippling squad. Arteta signed the likes of Odegaard, Lokonga, Tavares and Ramsdale who have all proved to be first team choices for the Gunners. January has been known to be a tough transfer window across board.
Albert Sambi Lokonga has made huge transfer admission that every the fans would love to hear. The admission by Lokonga shows the love of the midfielder to the club and the fans. Albert Sambi Lokonga admitted he readily moved to Arsenal so that he could learn more from Arsenal.
After a long strain on the pitch Arsenal receive a boost in their squad. Their long wait for their first goal, after a long facade, ended in their encounter with Norwich . The team having signed five new players this season have lost their tempo in their style of play, struggling both in front of the goal and at the back.
Xhaka’s absence in the next 6-8 weeks is a big miss. He's a very important player for Arsenal as things stand. Having said that, it presents an opportunity for Lokonga and a potential debut for Charlie Patino. Xhaka injury is really disappointing. I think Mikel will likely want to revert to his 433 in some games but big pressure on Lokonga to perform in the games he is needed in.
On Monday night football, Arsenal will host Crystal Palace at the Emirates.Arteta will be hoping to extend Arsenal's unbeaten league streak to five games with a win against Crystal Palace. Much has been said about how Arteta can easily set up his team to dominate against Palace, but one might wonder what Arteta should avoid doing to avoid being surprised by Crystal Palace.
Arsenal is determined to play Champions League football again. To achieve this dream, they spent a lot during the summer transfer summer recruiting new players who could help the club finish among the top four clubs. The club has backed up the manager well by signing him his topmost summer targets.
Arsenal's new signings have piqued the interest of the club's massive fan base, with fans unsure as to who will truly transform their team this season. For a while, after each impressive performance by one of Arsenal's new signings, Twitter was flooded with tweets extolling the player's abilities.
Albert sambi is a young player with a lot of potential. Since making his debut for Arsenal Football club, Sambi has been brilliant but the game against Norwich City stands out among his best since donning Arsenal colors. During the game he was able to pull off the strings, linking up the defense and attack in all measures.
Albert Sambi Lokonga Despite the poor start at Arsenal, Albert Sambi Lokonga seems to have caught the eye of Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez who called up the 21-year-old to the Senior Squad which will play in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers fixtures next month. Lokonga has proven to be a force to reckon with in the few outings he has played, consequently attracting the interest of Belgium scouts who highly recommended his selection to Roberto Martinez's 26 man squad list.
FA Investigation According to reliable sources, the English FA will conduct an investigation over the disturbance that happened at Turf Moor between Arsenal and Burnley supporters after the game. Reports have also shown that there will be dire repercussions for the two clubs and the culprits who will be identified after the investigations.
Arsenal fans have been given a glimmer of hope after midfielder Thomas Partey was pictured in training photos ahead of the clash at the weekend. Thomas Partey has been missing in action since the start of the season after he picked up an injury while playing against Chelsea in the pre-season friendly.Thomas Partey's return is good news for Arsenal as he has been Arsenal's best midfielder since his signature.
Sambi Lokonga and Thomas Partey are two Arsenal's key players that Mikel Arteta should include in the first team that will play against Burnley in Saturday's clash. The two players' impact in the midfield is a huge boost to Arsenal. The partnership of Sambi Lokonga and Thomas Partey bring the desired calmness in the midfield.