Balogun named one of the breakout stars of the French top flight

Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun has garnered attention and been recognised as one of the breakout stars of the 2022/23 season in Ligue 1. The young striker enjoyed a successful loan spell at Reims, where he found the back of the net 21 times.

Balogun’s impressive performances in the French top flight have caught the eye of several clubs, leading to speculation about his departure from Arsenal. It appears that Mikel Arteta’s side does not have a clear plan for the talented player, which has fueled the speculation surrounding his future.

A recent report on the Ligue 1 website highlights Balogun as one of the five breakout stars of the season, emphasising his goal-scoring prowess during his time at Reims. This recognition further demonstrates why it would be challenging for Arsenal to retain him if he continues to be consigned to a bench role at the Emirates.

With interest from various clubs, it is becoming increasingly likely that Balogun will depart Arsenal in search of regular playing time and further opportunities to develop his career.

Just Arsenal Opinion

The last season was very successful for Balogun, and we are proud he is one of our players, but the youngster will leave in the summer because there is no space for him to stay with us at the Emirates.

We believe he will not do as well in the Premier League and he struggled on loan at Middlesbrough, so there is no need to keep him if a good offer comes.

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  1. “We believe he will not do as well in the Premier League”, who are ‘we’? Having seen all the goals he’s scored this season ( I think he could do very well in our league but if sold, please not to a club in the Prem.

  2. Once up on a time there was “no place” for our own Serge Gnabry in our team but still he became a world class star at Bayern. I am afraid the same mistake is happening again regardin Balogun.

  3. Lets just be glad that he will fetch around £30 mill, possibly even more when sold, which he will be.

    A year ago no one much ever thought he would be that good a financial asset.

    I do not see his style being particularly successful in our Prem , which is MILES SUPERIOR to the low class French league( a couple of teams apart) and,in particular, not the type of striker WE badly need. He is Eddie mark two, a fox in th box and a poacherbut not an all round powerful, physically strong, hold up striker who will score many Prem goals.

    Glad we have him to sell but esp glad he WILL BE LEAVING US, as he is not what we need.

    1. arsenal should focus on to sign Rice ,caicedo lautra Martinez to the gunners squad

  4. A do think we need a top class striker in the mold of Vlohovic, but something tells me this kid will be on the books longer than most..

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