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Anderlecht chief Verbeke hails Arsenal signing Lokonga: A natural captain - on and off pitch

Anderlecht chief Peter Verbeke has no doubts about the player Arsenal have signed in Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Verbeke has dubbed the 21-year-old a 'natural leader.'

"Sambi of course is a very good player," Verbeke told Sky Sports News. "He is one of the top talents coming from our academy.

"He can play as a defensive midfield player, he can also play as a box-to-box player. Especially in the last two seasons at the club, he has developed really well."

The Anderlecht official continued, claiming "Sambi is someone who is good on the ball. His technical ability in tight spaces is really good, good short and long passing. Sambi has been the captain of the club of a very young Anderlecht, of course.

"He was still a natural captain and leader on and off the pitch, and he is someone that I would say is really open-minded."

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