In-form Arsenal loanee breaks decades-long record

Folarin Balogun cannot stop scoring at his loan club, Reims, and he has now broken a club record that has stood for decades.

The Englishman left Arsenal to join the French side on loan in this transfer window after finding no space to play regularly at the Emirates.

The loan market helped William Saliba to develop into one of their best players now and the defender also spent time in France.

Balogun is highly-rated at the Emirates and they believe the striker to have a great future at the club.

Arsenal hopes he develops even further with a spell in Ligue 1 and he is not disappointing so far.

He has scored in each of his first three matches for Reims after his weekend strike against Strasbourg.

His 81st-minute goal ensured they did not lose again and secured a 1-1 draw instead.

A report on The Sun claims that goal makes him the first player to score in his first three matches for the club since 1975.

Jacques Vergnes was the last man to achieve that feat, and his record stood for 47 years.

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Balogun has a great future ahead of him and his attitude towards his career will make him develop faster.

Instead of sitting on the bench at the Emirates, he has headed out on loan in the last two seasons to gain valuable experience.

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8 Comments

  1. I’ve always rated Balogun higher than Nketiah, only that he’s not yet ready for consistent premier league minutes every week. When he’s gained more experience, he will surely be a competition for Jesus

    1. Lolzz show some respect to Three lion u23 goal record holder plz.

      He has found his mojo in arsenal but lacks game time for now, Flo is also good but Nketia is just a perfect poacher

  2. If going out on loan proves as beneficial for Balogun as it has for Saliba, then Mikel has done it again – if it works the other way like, for instance, AMN, then Mikel has done it again!!

    Sometimes, it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    1. There’s always an element of luck with these loans, but this one made a lot of sense because they just sold another young striker and had a clear opportunity for someone we seemingly jumped at. This has been a very smart move imo

      1. Ideal if he can stay there all season and bang them in…then great competition for Nketiah

        Would like to see Nketiah and Jesus play up front when we are eg at home against weaker opposition or away and 3-0 up. Also Marquinhos …let him loose in 80th min when the opposition are tired.

        Be good to see us being ruthless when on top.and build up our GD !

  3. So fare so good we strongly believe the team can do much better only we apeal to mikel to bring in a winger and a midfielder then we leave the rest to our player to double their efforts for the team

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