No Partey, no problem: Sambi Lokonga earns rave reviews from Arsenal fans during Tottenham clash
Tottenham vs Arsenal
Arsenal are currently locked in pre-season action with north London rivals, Tottenham.
The game is of course both side’s final pre-season clash before they get their Premier League campaigns underway next week.
The Gunners will kick off their season on Friday evening with a meeting against newly-promoted Brentford.
Arsenal fans heap praise on Lokonga
One player who will not be featuring for the Gunners against Brentford is Thomas Partey.
The midfielder picked up an injury vs Chelsea last weekend and Arsenal have since confirmed that the African will not be back in training for another three weeks:
Our latest team news is here ✅
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 7, 2021
Since his move from Atletico Madrid, it has been quite clear that Partey is Arsenal’s best central midfielder.
So, losing him for any period of time is of course a big blow to Mikel Arteta and co.
However, the concerns over Partey’s absence do look to have been eased somewhat on Sunday.
The reason for this is that Albert Sambi Lokonga has, so far, been one of Arsenal’s standout stars against Tottenham.
The 21-year-old has looked calm in possession and has put in a performance well above his years.
This has led to Arsenal fans heaping praise on the young Belgian on social media, with just some of the comments shown below:
Lokonga has been exceptional.
— Gooner Craig (@GoonerNow) August 8, 2021
Lokonga and White look brilliant
— Will (@WillTheGooner) August 8, 2021
lokonga is a stud
— s (@shaxxas) August 8, 2021
Xhaka Lokonga White excellent.
— The Gooner Talk (@TheGoonerTalkTv) August 8, 2021
Albert Sambi Lokonga ! for #Arsenal quality signing @Arsenal
— # (@_HD_Est) August 8, 2021
Lokonga seems to be absolute quality, love how he plays small passes in the box but hard to read so they actually work out extremely well
— Andyfergz (@andyfergz) August 8, 2021
Lokonga is so technically quality
— Kofi! 🇯🇲 (@oOo_Kaay) August 8, 2021
Lokonga could be the difference between us having a decent season or a disastrous one.
He looks quality when on the ball our most advanced deep lying midfielder..#TOTARS
— Noel Mc Govern 🇮🇪 (@noelmickedy) August 8, 2021
Great passage of play that from Lokonga. Composure and eye for a pass then willing to get stuck in with Lucas. He’s making a nice first impression in preseason.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 8, 2021
Impressed by Lokonga fr
— Chaplie Charlin (@badmonladen) August 8, 2021
Lokonga 🔥🔥🔥 #byeElneny
— Devi Silviana (@_dsilvia) August 8, 2021
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