Midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to Arsenal great Kevin Campbell, requires regular playing time under manager Mikel Arteta to advance.
Lokonga moved from Anderlecht to Arsenal last summer for a cost of £17 million.
He has been acting as Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka’s backup in Arteta’s team, who are both seasoned midfielders.
Lokonga has started the previous three games for Arsenal since Partey is injured, and he has performed admirably.
He’s probably not where he needs to be in his growth because he probably needs more game experience, Campbell told the Highbury Squad (via HITC) when questioned about Lokonga’s progress thus far.
This season, he has only appeared in three games. If Partey is healthy, he will likely just make his debut in the Europa League and will be out of the team. Sambi is therefore probably not where he (should be) is.
“Considering he doesn’t play, I think he has done fairly well in the midfield area,” he continued. He is more forward-thinking than Elneny.