Arsenal transfer news: Gunners want two deals completed after Lokonga announcement | Football | Sport


Arsenal are expected to confirm the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht and more new arrivals are expected in the next few weeks at the Emirates. The Belgian midfielder has already passed his medical with the Gunners and is now in quarantine ahead of the move.

Thierry Henry was among those to provide a glowing reference of the player after working with him with the Belgium national side.

Lokonga is a technical midfielder who is set to replace the departing Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi.

Another midfielder is expected to follow though but the two signings Arsenal will push for next have already been identified.

The Gunners want to get a deal for Brighton centre-back Ben White over the line after seeing two bids rejected so far.

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Furthermore, Arsenal also want to resolve their goalkeeping situation.

The club paid the price for failing to replace Emiliano Martinez last season, with Alex Runarsson simply not up to scratch.

Martinez helped push Leno competitively and now Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is on the agenda.

Arsenal want to try and make the move happen with £20million the figure being quoted.

Leno could leave the club if a suitable offer arrives.

The German has already made it clear he’d be open to a new chapter somewhere else this summer but so far there has been little interest in his services.

He has just two years on his contract and Arsenal want to avoid losing him for next to nothing further down the line.

Other targets include Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli and Real Betis defensive midfielder Guido Rodriguez.

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