'We've signed an absolute gem': Some Arsenal fans buzzing over 21-year-old
Arsenal fans have congratulated Albert Sambi Lokonga after he made his senior debut for Belgium on Thursday night.
Lokonga has made two Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far, playing 90 minutes against Brentford and Chelsea.
The Belgian, who has already captained Anderlecht, has been tipped for a great future for club and country.
And on Thursday, Roberto Martinez handed him the first of what will hopefully be many caps for the Red Devils.
Lokonga came on with 15 minutes to go in the World Cup qualifying 5-2 win over Estonia.
The Gunners gem replaced Eden Hazard and gave a good account of himself for the visitors.
And plenty of Arsenal fans were eager to celebrate this big milestone for their player:
We’ve signed an absolute Gem— Weezy™ (@B4NKAl) September 2, 2021
Lokonga will soon be one of the best midfielders in the World! And Captain material too!— SaintMiracle (@theSaintMiracle) September 3, 2021
Him and Partey in a pivot 🔥— Seb (@AfcSeb1) September 2, 2021
hes world class.— nari 💫 (@AFC_Nari) September 2, 2021
Well done Lokonga 💪— Craig 🏴 (@KentEngland77) September 2, 2021
Big player— Nathan (@HaleEndEra) September 2, 2021
The present and future. 💪🔴⚪️— JJ 71_04 (@JJames_2020) September 2, 2021
Great news! Well done @ASambiLokonga 👏💪🔴🔴🔴— Tricky Tavares (@Bellerins_Boots) September 3, 2021
Belgium are next in action against Czech Republic on Sunday and then away in Belarus next Wednesday.
After the September international break comes to an end, Arsenal host Norwich on Saturday 11 September.