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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby jayramfootball » Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:45 pm

DiamondGooner wrote:We dominated nothing, we lost 2-0.

Midfield only looked better when Xhaka came back into CM as expected.

Bissouma is three times the player Lokonga is, Lokonga is simply not ready to help us win games, massive step down from Partey.



We absolutely bossed possession in midfield.
That’s a fact..
Lakonga was better than him today.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby Salibatelli » Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:45 pm

jayramfootball wrote:Played really well in the second half.
We dominated the midfield.
I think we had more control of possession than any other game this season.
Some good bursts forward too and unlucky not to score.
Looked better than Bissouma.


We lost and we’re 2-0 down, can’t have been that much in control. Brighton was also very comfortable until the last few minutes.

This is just like when you told us we were the better side against Liverpool when they beat us 2-0. We weren’t, Liverpool we’re always in control.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby jayramfootball » Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:47 pm

Salibatelli wrote:
jayramfootball wrote:Played really well in the second half.
We dominated the midfield.
I think we had more control of possession than any other game this season.
Some good bursts forward too and unlucky not to score.
Looked better than Bissouma.


We lost and we’re 2-0 down, can’t have been that much in control.


We were.
Nearly 70% possession
We just got unlucky.
Terrible VAR decision and couple of missed chances.
Brighton finished brilliantly in a couple of chances. Didn’t do much else.
Certainly not in midfield - that was all us.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby Fran Solo » Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:47 pm

DiamondGooner wrote:We dominated nothing, we lost 2-0.

Midfield only looked better when Xhaka came back into CM as expected.

Bissouma is three times the player Lokonga is, Lokonga is simply not ready to help us win games, massive step down from Partey.


Off course, he is not better than Partey. Obviously.
But, I think Odegaard, Saka and Smith Rowe were worse than him tonight. Lokonga's main job is to supply the ball to players in front of him and he did it decently. I don't think we can blame him when it was the forwards that could not do much things with the ball given to them.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby jayramfootball » Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:49 pm

Fran Solo wrote:
DiamondGooner wrote:We dominated nothing, we lost 2-0.

Midfield only looked better when Xhaka came back into CM as expected.

Bissouma is three times the player Lokonga is, Lokonga is simply not ready to help us win games, massive step down from Partey.


Off course, he is not better than Partey. Obviously.
But, I think Odegaard, Saka and Smith Rowe were worse than him tonight. Lokonga's main job is to supply the ball to players in front of him and he did it decently. I don't think we can blame him when it was the forwards that could not do much things with the ball given to them.


He’s not better than Partey yet, but looks to have more to his game.
Quite excited to see his development over the next couple of years.

Let’s be honest, the reason his thread pops up when we lose is because the toxic fans I was talking about that we could do without are invested in Arteta’s signings being worse than Carlton Palmer on a bad day.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby DiamondGooner » Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:50 pm

Fran Solo wrote:
DiamondGooner wrote:We dominated nothing, we lost 2-0.

Midfield only looked better when Xhaka came back into CM as expected.

Bissouma is three times the player Lokonga is, Lokonga is simply not ready to help us win games, massive step down from Partey.


Off course, he is not better than Partey. Obviously.
But, I think Odegaard, Saka and Smith Rowe were worse than him tonight. Lokonga's main job is to supply the ball to players in front of him and he did it decently. I don't think we can blame him when it was the forwards that could not do much things with the ball given to them.


I'm not disagreeing with that.

Most of the team were a disaster today, terrible performance almost to a man.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby Arsenal Tone » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:06 pm

This is what would have happened to Saliba if he wasn't loaned out imo. Send Sambi to Ligue 1 for a season and see what it does for him. He's clearly not ready to deputise for Partey right now.
Ramsdale/Turner
Tomiyasu/???--White/Saliba--Gabriel/Holding--Tierney/???
Partey/Elneny--???/Xhaka
Saka/???--Odegaard/Smith Rowe--???/Martinelli
???/Nketiah
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby Ach » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:16 pm

He's not very good and hasn't been all season. A work very much in progress

Whilst over in Marseille we have a midfielder on loan that we are crying out for
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby Salibatelli » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:30 pm

General consensus is that he wasn’t very good in this game it seems.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby Arsenal Tone » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:31 pm

Ach wrote:He's not very good and hasn't been all season. A work very much in progress

Whilst over in Marseille we have a midfielder on loan that we are crying out for
I wonder what we'd be saying if they switched teams. Put Sambi in the Marseille team and Guen in this Arsenal team? Genuinely question.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby Ach » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:45 pm

Arsenal Tone wrote:
Ach wrote:He's not very good and hasn't been all season. A work very much in progress

Whilst over in Marseille we have a midfielder on loan that we are crying out for
I wonder what we'd be saying if they switched teams. Put Sambi in the Marseille team and Guen in this Arsenal team? Genuinely question.

No idea but I'd love to find out

Bring guendouzi home

What we do know is guendouzi played lots of games for us and did well. Lokonga is elneny
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby UFGN » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:50 pm

The key issue with him is this and I can't believe it hasn't been raised yet:

Does he have any nieces or nephews?

And if he does, do they call him Uncle Albert?
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby theHotHead » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:52 pm

I said before, Guendouzi in his first season with us was better than Lokonga had been for us this season.

There is no reason Guendouzi shouldn't be with us helping the team. The manager has sabotaged the season.
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby UFGN » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:54 pm

theHotHead wrote:I said before, Guendouzi in his first season with us was better than Lokonga had been for us this season.

There is no reason Guendouzi shouldn't be with us helping the team. The manager has sabotaged the season.


Apart from that he doesn't want to play for us

Thats a pretty big reason
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Re: Albert Sambi Lokonga (23)

Postby billie86 » Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:46 pm

Just go and get 2 of the list below in the summer then sell xhaka and replace him with a top cm, that would give us 2 of the below, Partey and another top midfielder going in to next season, needs to be done if we are wanting to progress.

Ruben Neves
Bissouma
Douglas Luiz
Kouyate
Tielemans
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