When you move to a new club in a new country, one of the first things that we would have thought you would have wanted was to feel love, right?
Moving to a new country where you do not know anyone or may only know a few people and away from your family can be a challenging prospect, especially for someone who is still only 21 years old. Indeed, love can help an individual feel at ease in a new environment and help them to adjust.
However, one of Arsenal’s new signings has revealed that he knows that some of the fans will not provide him with their love, but he does hope that he will be able to win them over with his style of play.
Albert Sambi Lokonga arrived from Anderlecht in the summer for a transfer fee of £17 million and is a player that many will be expecting to flourish once he gets used to his surroundings and some more football under his belt at the Emirates Stadium.
He appears to have a strong head on his shoulders, though, as he admits that he knows that there will be mixed feelings about what he can do, although he has revealed that he has only heard positive messages from supporters that he has met whilst out and about on the streets of north London and probably when playing with the best SA online casinos available.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “I hope they will like my style of play. I know fans will either love me or not love me, but I hope most fans will love me because the most important thing to me is to carry the right values of being a human being. That’s what I want to do here.
“I had a very strong connection with the Anderlecht fans. I think I was popular because I’d grown up there. I knew everyone at the club and had been captain. They knew me very well. So it would be great to have that again at Arsenal.
“I’ve already met a few Arsenal fans when I’ve been out, shopping or something like that. A few fans have recognised me and asked for a picture. They’ve been very friendly. They say they are happy to have me at the club and are telling me to push for the team, to do something special this year.”
His first season at the club has started off rather well so far as he has been given the opportunity to showcase what he can do and how he plays the game; although that has meant he has had to sacrifice time that he could have spent playing some of the top slot machine en ligne around.
Mikel Arteta has, at times, been forced to use Lokonga because of injuries to senior players such as Granit Xhaka, whilst the Belgium international is only likely to get more in January with the likes of Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny likely to jet off for the African Cup of Nations.
Still only 21, he should only get more and more action in the future, so it will be interesting to see how his career at the Emirates Stadium develops and whether he will get the Arsenal fans to love him.