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Albert Sambi Lokonga looks set to return to the starting line-up when Arsenal face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League tomorrow.
Lokonga has been in-and-out of the line-up this term. He has started three of the six league games, and could get another chance.
Granit Xhaka recently suffered a medial ligament injury, and the Swiss is expected to be out of action for at least 12 weeks.
This should offer an extended run of games for Lokonga to go on to establish himself as an undisputed starter under Mikel Arteta.
The Belgian has impressed with his overall distribution and ability to get out of tight spaces with possession of the ball.
He is widely expected to start alongside Thomas Partey on Saturday, and has the chance to prove his worth to the Gunners boss.
Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are also available for selection, and Lokonga can’t afford to take things lightly.
Arsenal will be eyeing a fourth-straight league win tomorrow.