4 Arsenal players who struggled under Mikel Arteta

  • Mikel Arteta has had a great impact at Arsenal
  • However, he’s had to make some tough decisions
  • Here are 4 Arsenal players who struggled under Mikel Arteta

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4. Albert Sambi Lokonga

Albert Sambi Lokonga was another Mikel Arteta signing in 2021 but it's fair to say that it is yet to work out for him at the Emirates Stadium. Lokonga has shown some promising signs while on loan at Crystal Palace and Luton Town but he is yet to prove himself to Mikel Arteta.

Sambi Lokonga returns to Arsenal this summer, when Mikel Arteta will make the tough decision about whether to give him a chance, or let him go. His contract expires at Arsenal in 2026 so there is still time to make a name for himself, if Arteta deems it necessary.

Given that Arteta signed Declan Rice last summer and is linked with another big move for a midfielder this summer, the signs suggest that Sambi Lokonga will return to Arsenal surplus to requirements. Still, the worst case scenario for Arsenal is that his impressive loan spell would have spiked his market value. As per Transfermarkt, he is nearing closer to the value he was when Arsenal signed him.


Which Arsenal player do you recall having the worst time under Mikel Arteta?