Folarin Balogun has completed a loan move away from Arsenal after joining Stade de Reims in Ligue 1 until the end of the season.
The striker impressed when moving to Middlesbrough in January on a temporary deal, but following the signing of Gabriel Jesus this summer, his playing opportunities in north London remains slim.
His departure leaves us with just two out-and-out options for the CF role however after Alexandre Lacazette’s departure, in Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, which is a little on the slim side considering we will be featuring in four competitions this term.
Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that we would be active this month, and another forward being brought in could well be a possibility after the latest departure.
It will come down to Edu and Mikel Arteta ultimately, but the Spaniard has previously named both Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe as options who could feature as a false 9. I think we have all seen traits from the Brazilian which would lead us to believe he could be an effective striker in the future, and ESR showed he can be more than comfortable in front of goal last season when bagging himself at least 10 goals from midfield.
If we was to sign two players, I would have thought that a CM would be high on the priority list, while a right-back or forward could well be next on the list.