January 26 According to the report of the British media “Daily Mail”,
Arsenal have rejected Monaco’s loan offer for Lokonga because coach Mikel Arteta fears a manpower shortage later in the season.
According to the Post, Arsenal defender Cedric Suarez is reportedly close to joining Fulham.
Therefore, Arteta is now reluctant to let players leave the team, especially the midfielders. He is worried that there will be a shortage of manpower.
And Arsenal are still looking to bring in another midfielder and a right-back.
Last season, Lokonga joined Arsenal from Anderlecht for around £17 million.
But under Arteta’s hands, Lokonga has not had too many outstanding performances.
Earlier, Lokonga said that he was close to leaving Arsenal, but finally decided to give himself another year.
But Lokonga has only made six appearances in the Premier League so far this season.