Albert Sambi Lokonga has left Anderlecht to join Arsenal on ‘long-term contract’ after making 78 appearances for the club, according to sky sports.
“It’s a big move because I have been playing for Anderlecht for 10 years so it’s going to be my first big move to another country,” Lokonga told Arsenal’s website.
“It’s a big step, but I feel confident because we have to be. In the football world, you have to feel confident about yourself, but I’m looking to play in this league and I can’t wait to start.”
When asked if he prefers to play as a box-to-box midfielder or in a more attacking role, Lokonga added: “I can play both.
“I can play as a six and I can play like a box to box, but people say that I’m better in the six position.”
Arsenal have confirmed The 21-year-old Lokonga will join up with his new team-mates in the coming days after completing a mandatory isolation period for international travellers.