Middlesbrough join race for Arsenal striker

Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough are desperately trying to sign Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun.

Since Wilder took over at the Riverside Stadium, he has been actively looking to bolster his attacking options.
Brighton’s Aaron Connolly has already been snapped up on loan. While they still want Balogun in their ranks for the remainder of the season.

The young Englishman’s future was up in the air, before he signed his contract extension last April, after receiving assurances from manager Mikel Arteta.

However, he has only made four appearances for the senior squad of Gunners. And in those games, he has clearly looked a boy among men.

Balogun needs some experience in senior leagues before he becomes a serious contender to start at the Emirates Stadium.

He has already proven that he’s too good for the U23’s level. Those who follow Arsenal’s reserve team, know that the U23’s level doesn’t challenge him.

He needs a tougher mountain in front of him if he wants to reach the next level in his development.

Even though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dismissed, Alexander Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah have spearheaded the Gunners team and have impressed.

Even Gabriel Martinelli has been given minutes ahead of the 20-year-old forward. Thus, the only way to enter the Arsenal team would for him to go out of the club temporarily.

This guy has some exciting things to show us. But the Arsenal faithful need to be patient. Because when his time comes, it will be worth the wait.

Yash Bisht

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1 Comment

  1. Yes 6 months out on loan, back for pre season see how he gets on, maybe another short loan in Jan or hes ready.

    Eddie is gone hope we cash in on him for some money along with Auba, AMN & Elneny this month if we can.

    Go and spend on a good striker and a defensive midfielder.

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