Arsenal sign Lokonga
Arsenal completed their second summer window signing on July 19.
The Gunners had already secured the services of Benfica’s Nuno Tavares, with the 21-year-old expected to support left-back Kieran Tierney.
And Tavares was supported in north London by former Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Welcome to North London, Albert! 👋
on???? Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 19, 2021
On the back of his signing, Lokonga made his debut for the Gunners in a pre-season friendly in which Arsenal beat the championship team Millwall 4-1.
Lokonga talks Emirates debut
Then, last weekend, Lokonga would make his first appearance at Arsenal’s home stadium, the Emirates.
The Gunners would face Chelsea in a pre-season duel on Sunday. Both teams were still missing a few players, but there was still a lot of quality to be seen in the 90 minutes.
But in the end, even though Joe Willock seemed to score a late equalizer just so the officials couldn’t give it, Arsenal would, thanks to hits from Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham, the Granit Xhakas 69NS-Minutes of effort.
Lokonga came on as a substitute in the second half and was substituted on for the last 20 minutes. After the game, the Belgian discussed his Emirates debut and said it was a bit sad because Arsenal didn’t take the three points. (Of course you can’t get points in a friendly match, but he clearly left that his team didn’t win).
“It was really good, a bit sad because we didn’t get the three points.
“But yes, my first time in the Emirates, I think it’s a good thing for me, a good start. So I hope the future will be better.
“If I have to talk about the team, we did a really good performance, but we gave the ball away and then they hit.
“But yeah, next time we have to be careful because I think we can avoid that kind of goal.”
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