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Arsenal player 'has no future' at the club with Mikel Arteta ready to axe forgotten man

Patrick Rowe

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Arsenal player 'has no future' at the club with Mikel Arteta ready to axe forgotten man

Mikel Arteta has reportedly decided one Arsenal player has 'no future' at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal are currently within touching distance of the top of the Premier League, with leaders Liverpool currently holding a five point gap on the Gunners heading into this weekend's action.

The two sides will face-off in North London on Sunday, giving Arsenal a perfect opportunity to close the gap on Jurgen Klopp's side.

The points were shared in their first meeting of the season back in December, as Gabriel's early opener was cancelled out by a Mohamed Salah goal shortly after.

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They did go on to meet again in the FA Cup third round, where Liverpool progressed past Arsenal with a 2-0 win earlier in January.

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Away from the action on the pitch, Arsenal had a fairly uneventful January transfer window, with no signings made by Arteta and his recruitment staff following their heavy spending last summer.

Despite the window being closed, the club continue to monitor all avenues to adjust the squad, which could lead to them axing one of the first team members, who reportedly has 'no future' at the Emirates.

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According to Football Insider, Arsenal have decided to sell midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga in the summer. The 24-year-old midfielder is currently on loan at Luton Town, where he has made eight appearances in the top flight of English football.

The report goes on to claim that those at the club believe he has 'no future' in red, with the likes of Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Martin Odegaard all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Albert Sami Lokonga in action for Luton Town
Albert Sami Lokonga in action for Luton Town

Lokonga was signed by Arsenal from RSC Anderlecht for around £15million back in 2021 but has failed to secure a regular role in the starting line-up, leading to temporary loan switches to Luton and Crystal Palace.

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His current deal is set to expire in 2026, meaning the club could recuperate some of the money they spent on the player three years ago.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Premier League, Transfers, Football

Patrick Rowe
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