Balogun sends a message to Arsenal after scoring his first USA goal

Folarin Balogun emerged as Arsenal’s standout loanee last season, delivering exceptional performances during his loan spell at Reims. However, his impressive form has posed a new challenge for Arsenal to address.

No longer the fledgling graduate from their academy, Balogun’s talent has garnered attention from clubs across Europe. Consequently, he now deserves a prominent role as a starter within the team.

Unfortunately, Arsenal did not anticipate his explosive development while on loan in France. They now find themselves in a situation where they must create space for him in the squad or consider parting ways.

Adding to the intrigue, Balogun recently switched his international allegiance from England to the United States, showcasing his commitment to his new national team by scoring his debut goal against Canada in the Nations League.

Following the match, the striker openly admits his uncertainty about his future. However, he makes it clear that he is resolute in his decision not to go out on loan again and emphatically states that he will not be departing from the Emirates in such a manner.

Sport Bible quotes the striker saying: “What I can say is that I definitely won’t go on loan again.

“I’m not sure (about) the discussions that are going to take place, I’m not sure what’s going to happen.

“But I’m just committed to now, I try to stay present. I obviously want to enjoy the moment with my team and my family.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Balogun has been one of the best players on the continent in the last year and we must be prepared for his eventual departure if he will not get regular game time.

The club must decide if it wants to replace Eddie Nketiah with him or let him go, because we cannot have more than one inexperienced striker in the squad.

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  1. If a decent bid comes in and arsenal insert buy back and sell on clauses why not. Sometimes it just timing being wrong. I hope he gets a chance if he stays with us and we put him on a new deal so he doesn’t go for free next year.

  2. There is a steady que of clubs growing in Europe for the American signature.

    One would hope the gaffer and Edu have a proper plan going forward with the youngster, his handling maybe a little trickier due to his American roots.

    An action plan that we could Peruse is, making him available to either Napoli or Juventus with Vlohovic or Osimhen coming to Arsenal.
    What do you think?

  3. Sell him with a buy back clause after 3 or 4 years. Thats what i think. (can i have an Amen?)

    The Nketiah winner against ManU tips the scale in his favour.

    1. Look i am not an Nketiah fan per se. But Nketiah came in for Jesus and outscored him straight off the bat. We had a very good record with Nketiah in the team and as i understand, his drop in form was, HE WAS PLAYING WITH AN INJURY. I am not saying he is the next coming but he didn’t let Arsenal down when he was fit.

  4. Perhaps see how Balogun performs in preseason? Nketiah has had several years and has failed to step up.

    Having a backup striker that can actually score is a bonus for our club.

  5. I think he’s a different kind of striker to Jesus, needed on different occasions. Jesus is more mercurial, possibly more of a darting attacking winger, whereas Balogun will stand his ground, good at hold up play and strong in the box, and deadly on goal which we have been missing – possibly on occasions playing them both together?

  6. He could do with eaning some good EPL experience to see how well he can perform on in the most competitive league in the world. Only then would we know his true potential. A loan to an EPL side with a good run would be great for both Arsenal and players but I doubt it eill happen. I to see him get a chance at Arsenal next season if that is the case..

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