👕 Revealed: Albert Lokonga's shirt number at Arsenal
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👕 Revealed: Albert Lokonga's shirt number at Arsenal

Arsenal's new signing Albert Lokonga has been handed shirt number 23. 

The 21-year-old midfielder completed his move on Monday night, signing a long-term deal with the north London club. 

The shirt was recently vacated by David Luiz, who was released at the end of his contract last month.

He becomes Mikel Arteta's second signing, following the arrival of Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares from Benfica earlier in July.

Previously, the number was worn by the likes of Danny Welbeck, Nicklas Bendtner, Andrey Arshavin, Sol Campbell, and Ray Parlour.

Coach Mikel Arteta was full of praise for the new arrival, saying he will largely make them a better team. 

“Albert is a very intelligent player who has shown great maturity in his performances during his development. He has been coached well by Vincent Kompany and his team at Anderlecht,” said Arsenal boss Arteta.

“I know Vincent very well and he talks so highly about Albert and the positive impact he had to Anderlecht in recent seasons.

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