Arsenal announce second summer season signing with a 3rd within the works

Arsenal’s summer season enterprise continues

Arsenal have continued their summer season enterprise by saying the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht, including to the signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica earlier this month.

Welcome to north London, Albert! 👋

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 19, 2021

The north London membership introduced the deal on social media, with the brand new boy taking the quantity 23 for the upcoming season, beforehand worn by David Luiz, and can have the identify Sambi on the again.

Switch journalist Fabrizio Romano outlined the price of the deal, saying that:

“Lokonga joins Arsenal on a everlasting deal for €17.5m + €4.5m add ons”.

Lokonga, in his first interview as an Arsenal participant, stated:

“It’s an enormous step, however I really feel assured as a result of it’s a must to be. Within the soccer world, it’s a must to be assured about your self.”

He continued:

“I can’t wait to begin. I can play as a six and I can play like a field to field, however individuals say that I’m higher within the six place”

What the boys in cost needed to say

Edu Gaspar, Arsenal’s technical director, stated that:

“We’re delighted Albert has signed with us, as there was loads of curiosity in him and he was an enormous goal for us. Albert is a participant we’ve been monitoring for a while, and he’ll deliver us energy in depth within the centre of midfield. We look ahead to his continued growth with us.”

In the meantime, Mikel Arteta added:

“Albert is a really clever participant who has proven nice maturity in his performances throughout his growth. He has been coached effectively by Vincent Kompany and his staff at Anderlecht. I do know Vincent very effectively and he talks so extremely about Albert and the optimistic affect he needed to Anderlecht in latest seasons. We’re assured Albert’s prepared for the subsequent stage in his growth and we’re wanting ahead to welcoming a brand new member to our squad together with his high quality and presence.”

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In the meantime, Arsenal are anticipated to wrap up a deal for Brighton defender Ben White within the coming days, earlier than turning their attentions to a different midfielder and backup goalkeeper.

Learn extra:

Arsenal switch information: Saliba’s ‘purchase choice’ defined, Lokonga joins Anderlecht coaching camp, Sam Johnstone, Mat Ryan

Arsenal might ship Sambi Lokonga on mortgage regardless of spending greater than €17.5m on the participant

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