Expected for many weeks by Arsenal supporters, the transfer of Albert Sambi Lokonga (21) was formalized on Monday. The Belgian Espoirs international midfielder (7 capes, 2 goals) brought in nearly € 18 million to his training club, Anderlecht. If this operation was carried out, the coach of the last 3rd of the regular season in Jupiler Pro League, Vincent Kompany, is no stranger to it. The role of the former Manchester City captain, who knows Mikel Arteta, the Gunners’ coach and former Pep Guardiola assistant at the Skyblues well, was explained by the Spanish technician in person.
“He was trained well by Vincent Kompany and his team in Anderlecht. I know Vincent very well and he talks a lot about Albert and the positive impact he has had on Anderlecht in recent seasons ”, confided Mikel Arteta on the official Arsenal website, before welcoming the arrival of his new number 23. « We are confident that Albert is ready for the next stage of his development and we look forward to welcoming a new member to our team with his quality and presence. » Albert Sambi Lokonga has all the cards in hand to flourish and has taken a step forward in his career in London, to confirm all the hopes placed in him.