‘Five-year contract agreed and Paperwork signed’ as Arsenal fans to welcome 6ft midfielder to the Emirates

ARSENAL have reportedly completed a deal to sign Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht.

The midfielder has racked up 63 appearances in the last two seasons and his performances for his current club has led to alot of attention on his development.

His performances saw him called into Belgium’s senior squad in March and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who works as assistant to coach Roberto Martinez, has been impressed by him.

The Belgian is an energetic, box-to-box midfielder and isn’t afraid of putting in a strong tackle as well as looking to link-up play between defence and attack.

Arsenal’s first bid for the midfielder of around £13m was rejected, but they went back in with another offer of £15 million, and it seems that is enough to bring the gifted player to the Emirates

Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano said on Saturday night that paperwork had been completed on the deal.

And he added that the move will be made official by Arsenal after Lokonga has completed a quarantine period.

Arsenal are in the market for a midfielder to compete alongside Thomas Partey after Dani Ceballos returned to Real Madrid following his two-year loan.

Granit Xhaka also looks to be edging towards an exit from the Emirates and Lokonga’s ability to play in the defensive role as well as further forward would make him a valuable asset

Roundup…

The lad is a very talented player that could have a great future in the game, but at the end of the day, he is not the type of player that fans want to see over the course of the next few months

The Gunners need to sign impact players but the two signings they have made so far are just squad members that will need time to adapt to the Premier League

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