Arsenal legend Aaron Ramsey insists Folarin Balogun is “good enough for the Premier League.”

Aaron Ramsey Encourages Arsenal to Retain ‘Very Exciting’ Folarin Balogun

Former Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey has voiced his support for Folarin Balogun, urging his ex-employers  not to sell the talented young striker. Ramsey believes Balogun possesses the quality and potential to make a significant impact in the Premier League and should be given the opportunity to prove himself at the Emirates Stadium.

The USMNT international, who spent last season on loan at Reims, impressed with his goal-scoring prowess, netting an impressive 22 goals in 39 games in Ligue 1. His goal tally outshined established stars such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar, highlighting his immense potential as a key player for the Gunners.

Despite Balogun facing competition in the forward positions, with Gabriel Jesus ahead of him in the pecking order and the recent signing of Kai Havertz adding to the competition, the young American has expressed his desire not to go out on loan again and instead wants a chance to prove himself at Arsenal or be sold.

Ramsey, who made a significant impact during his 11 seasons at North London, commended the Hale End academy graduate’s talent, stating, “Balogun’s very good. He’s a very exciting player to have in your team. Arsenal have many great players, but he’s definitely got the quality. And, yes, he’s good enough for the Premier League.”

The Welsh international also praised Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for his remarkable work in rebuilding the team since taking charge. Ramsey acknowledged the progress Arsenal made last season, finishing second in the league, and securing a return to the UEFA Champions League.

Ramsey expressed his optimism for Arsenal’s future, acknowledging the challenges they face in a highly competitive league. He emphasized the importance of the club building on their recent progress and continuing to compete for trophies against formidable opponents.

As Arsenal contemplates Balogun’s future, Ramsey’s words carry weight, highlighting the young striker’s potential and calling for him to be given a chance to contribute to Arsenal’s continued success. The decision regarding Balogun’s future will be crucial as the Gunners aim to strengthen their squad and elevate their performances in the upcoming season.

Writer – Yash Bisht

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  1. Arsenal treatment table legends: Ramsey, Wilshire, RVP, Rosicky. Arsenal Hall of Treatment first inductee Abou Diaby.

    1. HH, unfortunately true.😞
      Aaron Ramsay certainly no legend, but an excellent player when fit. His severe leg break disrupted his development at a critical time. However, he should recognize quality.

  2. Maybe, but he’s also the easiest to sell among our CFs. I think Arsenal could sell him to increase their transfer budget

  3. Time will tell, preseason is a good start , but if a beautiful offer should arrive from Juventus or Napoli involving Oshien or Vlohovic, that would be too good to turn down.

  4. Not really a good reason to sell, especially when he’s a striker that scores goals. Saliba is easy to sell also, so should we sell?

    Shortsighted to sell a productive without giving them a chance first. I hope Arteta thinks the same, and has learned from the past.

    Remember Arteta himself said he made a mistake with loaning Saliba after just 2 preseason appearances. Hopefully he gives Balogun a chance, we can always sell in January if he isn’t ready, so what’s the rush?

  5. Why aren’t we offering £75 million plus Nketiah to the Hammers for Rice given they’re interested in him. That would free up a spot to keep hold of Balogun and see how he does.

    1. Bit harsh first post about Rambo he was a fine player.
      Rosicky too.
      Who can forget that goal against the scumbags.

      1. Not really. The players I have mentioned are from my favorite era of Arsenal so they are very dear to me. Robin van Judas is my favorite Arsenal player of all time.

  6. Ramsay may be right in suggesting he is good enough for the EPL, but is he good enough for Arsenal or Crystal Palace, with respect to them.

    1. that’s very very good observation.peole forget that premier league is very different to any other league

  7. Folarin Balogun should not compete with Kai Havertz for a starting place, as they play different positions.

  8. Folarin Balogun should be sold, and whatever dark arts Arsenal can employ to force a bidding war should be employed.

    He scored 21 goals in the French league this past season – yay! The Alexandre Lacazette who scored 5 goals in the premier league in the 2021-22 achieved one or two more goals than Balogun this past season. What does that tell you?

    I could be wrong, but it is entirely possible that Balogun would have been loaned to a premier league team for this upcoming season, but his unwise comments about refusing to go on loan again when he could have expressed those sentiments privately have made his position with Arteta untenable – a guy who won’t comment publicly but acts decisively when needed.

    Balogun is confidence, yes – but has an arrogant streak which may not serve him well at Arsenal. Let him go and prove that last season was not a fluke somewhere else.

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