Albert Sambi Lokonga has shared an interesting childhood photograph of him sharing the pitch with now former Arsenal teammate Joe Willock. The Belgian took to his Instagram story to share two photographs of the 2, the primary being a conflict between the youth set-ups of Anderlecht and Arsenal captioned “good luck bro”. Meanwhile, the second picture displayed the pair within the midst of coaching classes below Mikel Arteta throughout their temporary interval as Arsenal teammates, additionally with a caption because it mentioned “the world is small”. Sambi Lokonga arrived from Belgian giants Anderlecht earlier this summer time in a deal reportedly price £15m.
He was then afforded the chance to hyperlink up with Willock on the Emirates Stadium however their reunion solely ended up being a brief one, with the 21-year-old ultimately becoming a member of Newcastle United in a £25m deal. It was a photograph that obtained Arsenal followers speaking, with the 2 gamers not set to play alongside one another for the Gunners.
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The two will in fact be taking to the pitch collectively this season however as soon as once more, they are going to be on opposing sides. Arsenal at first tackle Newcastle United on the Emirates Stadium on November 27, the place Willock will certainly be hoping to begin upon his return to north London. Meanwhile, the reverse assembly at St James’ Park is scheduled for May 15 2022 for the penultimate fixture of the 2021/22 Premier League season.