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Arsenal have completed the signing of midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht on a long-term contract.

The Gunners confirmed the signing of Lokonga on their official website on Monday.

The north London have paid an initial fee of around £15million plus add-ons for Lokonga.

He is Arsenal’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Portugal Under-21 international defender Nuno Tavares from Benfica in an £8.5m deal earlier this month.

The 21-year-old, who has already captained Anderlecht, will wear the no23 shirt.

He is set to join up with the Arsenal squad after completing the necessary isolation period for international arrivals into the UK.

“Albert is a very intelligent player who has shown great maturity in his performances during his development,” said Mikel Arteta.

“He has been coached well by Vincent Kompany and his team at Anderlecht. I know Vincent very well and he talks so highly about Albert and the positive impact he had to Anderlecht in recent seasons.

“We’re confident Albert’s ready for the next stage in his development and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new member to our squad with his quality and presence.”

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