Arsenal star, Albert Sambi Lokonga has said he does not pay attention to people who go as far as calling him a foolish player.
He also said he is not scared of competition for his spot following the arrival of Fabio Vieira this summer.
The Gunners have also been linked with a move for Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.
“I try to not pay attention to all of that stuff,” he told Counter Attack Podcast.
“When you play for a big club, people have expectations, ‘yeah, you need to buy this player’, or, ‘this player is rubbish’, for me I just focus on myself and focus on my job.
“If I was scared of competition I would not have chosen Arsenal.”
Lokonga will hope to keep his place in Mikel Arteta’s first team when Arsenal take on Crystal Palace in their first Premier League game of the season.
The Belgium international featured prominently as the Gunners put up a superlative performance during their pre-season matches, including a 4-0 bashing of Chelsea in one of warm-up matches.
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