Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has been in superb form this season and is currently the highest-scoring player in Ligue 1.
The striker left the Emirates on loan in the summer as he wanted more game time and has enjoyed that at Reims.
The French side is enjoying a resurgence under their manager Will Still and Balogun’s goals are fueling their impressive form in Ligue 1.
Back home, Eddie Nketiah has stepped up and has been one of the finest strikers in England, while Gabriel Jesus is working his way back to full fitness.
This means Balogun will struggle to play at the Emirates next season and a report on The Sun reveals that as things stand, the Gunners could sell the striker when he returns.
His current deal runs out in 2025 and Arsenal knows if they do not sell him now, his value could reduce after next season.
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Balogun has been superb in this campaign and certainly cannot become a bench warmer again, no matter the club he joins.
The striker will ask to play or be sold in the summer and we must be prepared to make a big decision on his future at the end of this season.
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we will need money for sure with Qatar taking over ManU soon, but I would rather sell Eddie and keep Balogun. Eddie keeps scoring in EPL might fetch very good value
Bit of a stretch for such a talented player that they would consider selling him. Getting a bit ahead of ourselves for a couple of extra clicks. Felt like I was reading a mirror article.
Remember when Wolves bid £20 mils for AMN? Arsenal rejected it and AMN went to play bit part for the years to come. Now we’re struggling to find any buyers for him.
Fact is, we can’t have all three of Eddie, Jesus, Balogun. Next season we will have the same amount of matches as this season. This season all 3 have done really well and their values should be sky high. And we can’t play one of them on the wing either because we have enough wingers as it is.
So summer is decision time. But I guarantee that if we keep all 3 on the roster, one of them will end up sitting on the bench better part of the whole season which is not good for the club nor for the players development.
Oh and we sold Willock after a solid 6 month loan. He’s doing well for Newcastle, we got nice sum of money. Everyone won and I don’t see the departure as it would’ve been Arsenal’s loss or anything like that.
actually we don’t. we have enough on the left wing but not on the right. no one has played for Saka other than that one early appearance by marquinhos. Jesus can play on the right as he has done it many times at City. Therefore, Jesus and Saka, Eddie and Flo. real squad depth like what we see with City.
So many repeated reports of this and yet people fail to look at that he is highly regarded at Arsenal and that these moronic reports were also the same as last year regarding saliba.
Balogun can also play out wide , yes we have signed trossard, but the fact we have options show depth in that area . Arsenal won’t sell balogun , he will come back and fight for a place . Nketiah has improved immensely this season but out of the two balogun has always been the more talented . Nektiah would get more money as he has shown he can produce in the PL… Out of the two it would be nketiah and perhaps this was always the case. Rather than allowing him to leave on a free as he is a good player . I expect both strikers to be in the first team next season. Jesus is still linked with Madrid – will he leave ? The balgon story is a nothing story it’s just crap papers making up nonsense. The fact arsenal have told reims he isn’t available for sale, but people don’t buy into that statement. Arsenal have done well sending players to France on loan it should be a warning not to send them to managers like weilder who have no idea on how to develop young attacking players
Total conjecture by both the Sun and the article writer. The Sun says Arsenal COULD sell him and the article writer saying that Balogun WILL ask to play or be sold. Both statements are pure speculation!
How about Arsenal COULD sell Nketiah ?
He is still young hence there’s no need to rush selling him now he is doing well in ligue 1. It’s very hard finding a prolific striker nowadays hence it’s only fair to give him a chance to prove himself at Arsenal first.
We could sell him with a buy back or a sell on clause. We could also loan him to a Premier league team and if he performs we keep him and sell Nketiah but the draw back to that is if he doesn’t, his value may plummet.
Why shouldn’t the club make some money on academy products?
It would be wrong (and impossible) keep every player that turns out well.
The only reason to keep Balogun would be if the 1st team needs a striker when he reaches his potential and if he’s seens as the right type and standard of player.
Right now, he strikes me as more Aston Villa than Arsenal. Banging in a few goals in the French league doesn’t make him the new Jesus (in the sense of GJ rather than Messiah).