Albert Sambi-Lokonga (23)

I think it’s a mid length noodle. Probably holds a sauce well. Maybe pair it with a red wine. I’d defer to @Gio on that front.

All jokes aside, Locatelli ain’t coming here. Maybe Neves comes but I haven’t seen much on that front. I think the club really want Odegaard back and are willing to sacrifice budget and time to make it happen.

A midfield rotation of Partey, Sambi-Lokonga, Neves and Elneny is certainly…interesting?

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Only way I see us not signing a Xhaka replacement is if Xhaka doesn’t actually leave.
As things stand I think we’re definitely signing a backup GK, a CM and an AM on top of Tavares, White and Lokonga.
Not a matter of if but who at this point.

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Yep. Our options aren’t going to be just Partey, Lokonga, Elneny

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Is that much better than what we already have.
I know Xhaka isn’t there but are any of those players top four quality and is Lokonga going to be a regular first team starter?

Sounds like a kid who the parents trusts the keys with….

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Out on a family holiday in Crete at the moment, they got a kids disco in the evenings one of the songs is “hokey cokey” thinking it would defo make a good chant .

“Ohhhhhh ohhh Albert Sambiiiii,
Ohhhhhh ohhh Albert Sambiiii,
Ohhhh ohhh Albert Sambiii,
Albert Sambi La- Kon-gaaaa” :musical_note::musical_note::musical_note:

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You’ve deffo been on the Guinness and red bull. :grin:

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:rofl::joy: Damn straight, even had three shots of the old baileys tonight. Went full Irish. Only thing is they don’t have red bull at this resort been drinking some Greek knock off called QB :joy:

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Click for a video

https://player.arsenal.com/video/lokonga-trains-his-new-team-mates-inside-training

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I worked in Crete for a few years, what part are you in?

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Heraklion, it’s the capital of the island I think. Stunning scenes and beautiful architecture here.

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I worked in Rethymnon, which is about fifty miles from there but Heraklion is where the airport is so you don’t have far to travel and also Knossos which has one of the best historical sites in Europe.
Crete is a great island, although very hot.

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Yeah looking to check out some of the sites like knossos, it is very hot but it’s manageable for me so far. Must of had a blast working here though bro.

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Yeah, its was.
I made friends with people from all over Europe that I still keep in touch with.
I’d recommend it to anyone.

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Good cameo. Loving his awareness and positioning. Always tried to make himself available and is very calm on the ball.
Interesting to see his progress this season.

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Lad is very, very likeable. :grin:

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Very interested to see how he is integrated once the real games start. My assumption has been that he wouldn’t play much beyond the cups (assuming we buy a Xhaka replacement). But he has looked really comfortable in our team so far, not only capable of some exciting progressive actions but just hasn’t really put a foot wrong in general and also showed some ability to be press resistant and play himself out of trouble in the very few occasions where he has gotten into a tricky situation.

Press resistant? Sign me up

Sooo, Arteta will bench him then. Good to know.