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Arsenal star refuses to go out on loan as he rejects proposal from interested club

Arsenal is still trying to trim their squad in this current summer transfer window and one of their players has now rejected a possible exit.

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Representatives of Arsenal youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga recently held a meeting with Burnley to discuss a potential loan move. However, it seems that the negotiations did not go as expected, particularly in terms of personal terms. As a result, the loan move has become more complicated than initially anticipated as per journalist Sacha Tavolieri.

Recent signings of Declan Rice and Kai Havertz, it appears that Lokonga might struggle to secure regular playing time this season.

In an effort to ensure that he gets valuable minutes on the pitch, Lokonga’s representatives explored the possibility of a loan move to Burnley. The Clarets have shown interest in acquiring the talented midfielder’s services. Nevertheless, discussions regarding personal terms did not meet expectations during their meeting.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Sambi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

While Burnley remains an option for Lokonga’s loan move, it is now uncertain whether an agreement can be reached. The complications arising from the personal terms negotiations have added an unexpected hurdle to the process.

Meanwhile, AS Monaco continues to express interest in Lokonga. However, as of now, there is nothing concrete regarding a potential transfer to the French club. It remains to be seen whether Monaco will make a formal offer for the midfielder or if other clubs will enter the race for his signature.

For Lokonga, securing regular playing time this season is crucial for his development as a player. With Arsenal’s midfield options becoming increasingly competitive following their summer signings, it is understandable that he seeks opportunities elsewhere.

As negotiations continue and potential suitors emerge, Lokonga’s future remains uncertain. Arsenal will need to carefully consider their options and determine what would be best for both the player and the club moving forward.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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