Arsenal Midfielder Reveals Mikel Arteta Has Asked Him To Leave The Club

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is not slowing down on his move to reshuffle the team as he prepares for the next campaign.

The North London outfit lost the 2023/24 Premier League title race to Manchester City on a slinker. It was the second time they had been capitulated in the Premier League title race in two seasons.

Pundits have tipped the revamped Mikel Arteta side to stage a stronger challenge for the title next season after a hugely impressive campaign in the just-concluded season.

Speaking after defeating Everton 2-1 on the final matchday, a sober-looking Arteta charged the Gunners’ fans to continue supporting the team as they keep the belief to win the English Championships.

“Keep supporting the players and the team. Your support has taken us thus far and we keep believing we will achieve it,” Arteta said.

Away from the final day charge to the fans and players, Arteta has yet to down tools on his squad reshuffle with some players set to leave this summer.

Out-of-favor Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga leads the list of players set to leave the club this summer. In an interview with the BBC, Lokonga, who spent the just-concluded 2023/24 season on loan to Luton Town, confirmed Arteta has told l him to leave the club.

“For me, I had a discussion with Arsenal and the conclusion was that the best thing for me was to leave the club. Now it’s up to my agent and the club to find something. I still have a contract there, one year plus a one-year option so let’s see what happens,” he told BBC Radio.

Lokonga joined Arse in 2021 for £17.1m from Anderlecht. He has made only 25 Premier League appearances for the club and has spent his last days at Arsenal on loans to Crystal Palace and Luton Town.

Lokonga has now joined the likes of Mohammed Elneny and Cedric Soares, who will leave the club this summer.

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