Does Arsenal have too many options in attack as they plan to sell Balogun?

It appears that Arsenal has made the decision to place Folarin Balogun on the transfer market, despite his inclusion in the squad during pre-season. The young American striker garnered attention with his impressive performances on loan at Reims last season, and many expected him to have a significant role for the Gunners in the upcoming campaign.

However, the club has opted to put Balogun up for sale, and Inter Milan is currently leading the race to secure his services. The Italian club is reportedly keen on accelerating their efforts to sign him in the coming days, which could result in him leaving the Emirates.

At Arsenal, Balogun competes with other strikers like Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, while even Kai Havertz can fill in as a player in that role. Despite some fans’ desire to see Balogun get a chance with the first team, it seems more likely that he will be leaving the club. According to a report via Sport Witness, Arsenal believes they are well-stocked in the striker department, which is one of the reasons they are open to his sale.

As a result, the situation indicates that Inter Milan is getting closer to permanently adding Balogun to their squad, leaving Arsenal fans to hope for a positive outcome as the transfer saga unfolds.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Balogun is a top player and showed this while on loan last season, so there is no doubt we will be keeping a fine player in our squad if he sticks around.

The American, however, could be used to add money to our coffers and we trust Mikel Arteta to make the right decision.

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  1. We have plenty of forwards but not enough real strikers IMO. MA seems to think he has what he needs with Jesus and Nketiah, but I have my doubts. That said, a parallel I would draw to question my own argument is that when Liverpool were red hot, Mane and Salah did the damage from inverted wide positions, while Firmino was very integral to their success without scoring lots of goals himself. So, I guess it can work with Saka and Martinelli doing the damage and Jesus playing a similar role to Firmino.

  2. Must not let him leave… I think we will regret it. One injury in first few weeks and we will be kicking ourselves when he is banging the goals in!

  3. I’m hoping Balogun impresses on the tour and stays as I think he has a higher ceiling than Nketiah, even though Nketiah’s goals per game started stats are pretty good, in fact better than some strikers we are apparently interested in.

  4. Well, if Arteta has made up his mind to offload Folarin Balogun on sale this summer. This coming from him after being urged by numerals Arsenal fans to at least keep him this summer. And gives him a chance to play for his team as a striker next season.
    But Arteta’s refusal to listen to the Gooners who are agitating for Balogun to be retained by Arteta is rather unfortunate. And there isn’t anything us Gooners of Balogun Arsenal stay supporters can do to make Arteta keep him. But wish Balogun well for the future if he exits Arsenal this summer.

  5. Too many options, but not a single No: 9 to strike fear in the hearts of defenders. 50M plus a buy-back option for Balogun seems reasonable. That should be enough for a stud to lead the line….even Ivan Toney.

  6. Sheesh, why sell Balogun when Nketiah has done so little in his 131 games at Arsenal?

    A striker that can score goals is nice, unfortunately that’s not Nketiah or Jesus even surrounded with talent when he was at City.

    At least get a plan B striker to offer something different.

  7. Yeah, I’d take Tony he’d do well at the Arsenal and I’m ok with selling Balogun because I don’t think he helps possession based free-flowing football

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