Balogun refuses to commit his future to Arsenal

Folarin Balogun has been in fine form in Ligue 1 this season as he spends time on loan at Reims.

The French club secured his signature at the start of the term after it became clear he would hardly play if he stayed at Arsenal.

The Englishman has been terrific in France and the Gunners have a big decision to make on his future when he returns.

They have several attacking players who are doing well at the Emirates and it will be hard for Balogun to break into the team when he returns.

As several clubs show an interest in the youngster’s signature, Arsenal must make a decision and he insists he is open about his future.

Balogun told Ligue 1 official website:

‘A lot could happen in football, a lot could change, and it just depends on the conversations we have between me and the club in the summer, and we’ll see what happens.’ 

Just Arsenal Opinion

Balogun has to play regularly next season and we must make plans to add the attacker to our squad as a key player to keep him.

However, if Mikel Arteta favours the other forwards in the group, then we should offload Balogun while we can.

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  1. I think in pure footballing terms he is ahead of Eddie but it seems he has bought into his own hype and it may well be his attitude that sees Nketiah retain his position in the squad ahead of him. I’d like him to stay but at this stage it could go either way.

    1. @Ben
      There’s nothing wrong with self belief. Without it all your skills, talents or whatever, are useless…He’s more aware of his options than you are. Because, they are his. And he ultimately has to do what he feels is best for him…Jus sayin

    2. I don’t blame players who ignore the emotional blah blah blah and doing what they feel is best for themselves. After all, if you’re not up to standard or have a significant dip in form, the club would do what they feel is best for themselves by kicking you out without a thought for your career or finances

      1. The other side of that coin is though , that given themoney even lesser PREM players pick up(NB: Isaid “pick up”, not earn!) they could afford to retire after a year or two.

        And THAT comment is the reason why I will never stand for lazy players who pick up scandalously huge wages while NOT giving 100% in return.

        That is a very fair and entirely reasonable thing for fans to expect!

  2. From what I’ve seen in his recent interviews he’s got a great attitude, level headed, humble, a true Gooner and No way arrogant or big headed.
    He’s touring the US at present and being wooed to play for them and why not, with it being held there next. He could be the face of the tournament, be a hero there and financially will have his future secured, and more! Good luck to him, I say.

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