Finally some good news for Arsenal fans to cherish

Folarin Balogun has ended speculation about his future and officially signed a new Arsenal contract.

The youngster had been in the news for much of this season with different reports claiming that he would leave.

Several players including fellow youngsters, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah blocked the pathway to first-team chances for him.

However, Balogun has shown that he is a special talent and the Gunners were keen to keep him at all cost.

His introduction to first-team minutes this season has yielded 2 goals from 6 games and that shows that he isn’t just a star in the club’s youth teams where he has been scoring freely.

The club has worked hard to convince him that staying in north London is best for him and is delighted to announce that he has signed a new long-term deal.

They posted the news on their website and both Edu and Mikel Arteta commented on the positive development.

Edu Said: “It’s great that Flo will continue to be with us. He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his performances. We are all looking forward to working with him during his continued development in the coming years.”

Mikel Arteta added: “We have been extremely impressed with Flo this season. He has continually shown his natural ability in many training sessions with us and we have been equally impressed with his early integration into the first-team squad on matchdays. 

“He has given us glimpses with the performances and of course with his two goals already for the first team. The hard work starts here for Flo and we are all looking forward to supporting and working with him in the years to come.”

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8 Comments

  1. Lenohappy says:

    I’m sure Arsenal will sell Nketiah and Lacazette because we can’t keep 4 strikers and am sure if the club didn’t assure him of some playing time he won’t have signed da tin. Finally some good news. gracias arsenal.

  2. Bruno says:

    We need to sell laca and replace him with flo. We will never get a better chance to make some money off laca.

  3. speedy says:

    why is no one talking about chukwueze vs xhaka

  4. Trudeau says:

    Hopefully we will see him get some meaningful minutes in our last six games along with the likes of Lopez and Azeez.

    With qualification to Europe no longer possible though PL, seeing whether we can unearth another ESR or Saka is the only thing that will make the last six games watchable.

    1. durand says:

      I agree with you completely Trudeau.
      Why not partner Azeez with Partey in some games, maybe come on in the second half.

      Why not give Lopez a run out as LB in some of the upcoming fixtures?

      Why not let Martinelli and Balogun play as ST with Laca and Auba currently out?

      At this point no reason to give Nketiah any more chances in the ST position with the availability of Balogun and Martinelli. Edie’s last start merely reinforced what many already knew; not ready and offers nothing aside from the occasional poach.

      Martinelli has the awareness and the instincts to make runs and be in the right position at the right time. Nketiah still struggles mightily to read the game.

  5. Grandad says:

    Very good news.Like Trudeau I hope he and others are given the opportunity to start in the remaining League matches.

  6. Sue says:

    Excellent news!! 👍👍
    He should play for the U23s tonight. A win will secure safety 🤞 Then hopefully we’ll see him on the bench on Thursday…

    1. Sue says:

      No Balogun tonight… 🤔

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