Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta sees Albert Sambi Lokonga's role in central midfield.
The Mirror says Arteta's use of new signing Sambi Albert Lokonga in Arsenal's behind closed doors friendly win against Millwall suggests that the Belgian could well end up being Granit Xhaka's long-term replacement.
Lokonga's £15m move from Anderlecht to the Gunners was confirmed on Monday, and the 21-year-old midfielder became the second new face through the door at the Emirates this summer following the capture of Portuguese full-back Nuno Tavares.
The youngster quickly settled into the game and provided a much-needed energy boost to the team, dictating play from deep and occasionally covering left-back Kieran Tierney when he made offensive runs down the flank.
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