‘Terrific’: BBC pundit blown away by one Arsenal player v Aston Villa

Danny Murphy has praised Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga on Match of the Day on BBC One (11;15pm, August 31, 2022) for his performance against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in North London in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool midfielder was impressed by the display produced by Lokonga during Arsenal’s win against Villa at home.

Mikel Arteta’s side won 2-1.

DANNY MURPHY ON ALBERT SAMBI LOKONGA FOR ARSENAL V ASTON VILLA

Murphy said about Lokonga on Match of the Day on BBC One (11;15pm, August 31, 2022): “He has come in for his first start, there was no Elneny, no Partey.

“It looked like there could be a problem in there, but he came in and he has a terrific game.”

IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE

In our opinion, Albert Sambi Lokonga played well for Arsenal against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

The 22-year-old Belgium international midfielder did well in the deeper role in the middle of the park and played the ball forward quite a low.

The presence of Granit Xhaka next to him obviously helped the youngster, but he did hold his own in the middle of the park and showed what he is capable of.

The midfielder had a pass accuracy of 92.6%, won two headers, took 63 touches, attempted one dribble, and made two interceptions and one clearance.

Lokonga could prove to be a very important player for Arsenal this season.

 

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