Should Jesus injury stop Balogun from leaving Arsenal?

Folarin Balogun finds himself on Arsenal’s transfer list following his declaration that he will only consider a permanent departure from the Emirates, rather than another loan spell, after his successful stint at Reims.

Having shone during his loan in France, Balogun is eager to forge a career as a regular starter away from Arsenal. AS Monaco and Inter Milan have emerged as notable contenders vying for his signature, with the possibility of securing his services before the transfer window closes.

Despite Arsenal’s stance on seeking a substantial fee for Balogun’s transfer, circumstances may lead them to reconsider their decision reckons Football Insider. This shift could be attributed to the injury of Gabriel Jesus, sidelining the Brazilian striker for a number of weeks. This setback leaves Eddie Nketiah and Balogun as the sole recognised strikers in the squad.

Given this constrained array of options, there are indications that Balogun’s aspirations to depart the Emirates might be hindered. The injury to Gabriel Jesus has raised doubts about the feasibility of Balogun leaving, as Arsenal is unlikely to part with him when they face a shortage of trustworthy strikers at the outset of the season.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Allowing Balogun to leave has become trickier and we probably need to keep the attacker in the squad now.

The American did well in France and might contribute to our season if we give him chances.

However, if a huge offer arrives for his signature, we must consider it.

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  1. I can’t see why Balogun is not given a chance when Havertz is basically a waste of space, the worse attacker since Yaya Sonogo.

  2. I have looked at his performance in France, and I think that he is a much more versatile player than Nketiah and should be kept in the squad.

  3. If players aren’t at a level to impact and contribute, then they should be moved on. Hard to make a proper informed decision when they aren’t playing.

    Is Balogun good enough?
    Can he help the team?
    Should he stay or go?

    It is foolish to decide before seeing if he can help or not. Even Arteta admitted his mistake with Saliba going on loan the last time.

    Let’s make an informed decision before making such an important decision on the team.

  4. Have not seen anywhere where Artera said he made a mistake with Saliba. His performance last season would indicate exactly the opposite having gained experience and confidence
    on loan !

    1. When Saliba played 2 preseason games, was not on Europa roster, then went back on loan to France, where had had an outstanding year.

      When Arteta was asked about it, he admitted he made a mistake and Saliba was ready and didn’t need another loan in France. I’m paraphrasing, you can find the article if you want the specific quote

    1. And it’s not because Balogun is not worth is more a reflection of the club and how they do business.the clubs interested in our players expect Arsenal to lower their asking prices,due to our recent history of letting go/selling…players for peanuts.

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