Comparing Albert Sambi Lokonga’s 20-21 stats to Arsenal’s current midfielders

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Arsenal are looking to strengthen their squad following a disappointing 2020-21 season. One option that is reportedly being considered is Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. 

Lokonga is a 21-year-old whose form this season has seen him win his first call-up by Belgium. Reports suggest the box-to-box midfielder has been recommended to Arsenal by club legend Thierry Henry, who has worked with Lokonga at international level.

We’ve compared Lokonga’s 2020-21 stats to Arsenal’s current options in the centre of midfield.

Goals
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 3
Mohamed Elneny – 1
Granit Xhaka – 1
Dani Ceballos – 0
Thomas Partey – 0

Assists
Dani Ceballos – 3
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 2
Granit Xhaka – 2
Thomas Partey – 2
Mohamed Elneny – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Dani Ceballos – 476.6
Albert Sambi Lokona – 583.4
Granit Xhaka – 683.6
Thomas Partey – 722
Mohamed Elneny – 1454

Chances created per 90 minutes
Dani Ceballos – 1.6
Albert Sambi Lokona – 0.9
Granit Xhaka – 0.7
Thomas Partey – 0.6
Mohamed Elneny – 0.2

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Thomas Partey – 1.6 (80%)
Dani Ceballos – 1.4 (70%)
Albert Sambi Lokona – 0.9 (75%)
Granit Xhaka – 0.4 (66%)
Mohamed Elneny – 0.2 (50%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Granit Xhaka – 74.6 (89.5%)
Dani Ceballos – 68.9 (87.8%)
Thomas Partey – 64.2 (87.4%)
Albert Sambi Lokona – 63.3 (85.8%)
Mohamed Elneny – 58.8 (93%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Thomas Partey – 2.2
Dani Ceballos – 2.1
Albert Sambi Lokona – 1.6
Granit Xhaka – 1.6
Mohamed Elneny – 0.7

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Thomas Partey – 1.5 (0.2)
Albert Sambi Lokona – 1.2 (0.1)
Granit Xhaka – 0.7 (0.1)
Dani Ceballos – 0.7 (0.3)
Mohamed Elneny – 0.6 (0.2)


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