Video – Balogun reminds Arteta of his talents as Arsenal fire blanks against Southampton

There were not many Arsenal fans that were happy with the Starting XI that Mikel Arteta put out against Southampton on Saturday, and most of us were resigned to defeat before the game even started.

Sure enough, a forward line of Willian, Pepe and Nketiah fired blanks against the Saints, but the night before the Arsenal U23s played Brighton and demolished the Seagulls 5-0.

Miguel Azeez opened the scoring with a fantastic shot, but the laurels were won by Folarin Balogun as usual with an excellent hat-trick, including this classic that was tweeted by the Arsenal Academy, while Arsenal were losing to Southampton!

It was bad enough that the Academy badly timed that tweet, but Balogun himself posted the same goal on his own Twitter account, perhaps showing Arteta what he was missing by not picking him for the FA Cup game…..

But no matter, I’m sure Arteta is trying hard to get Balogun to sign that contract….

And here is a little bonus as you can see Azeez’s opening goal as well…

Hopefully we will see these two talents in the Arsenal first team squad very soon…

READ MORE: Arteta insists that Balogun wants to stay at Arsenal

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4 Comments

  1. Wyoming says:

    The club should stop giving long term guaranteed high salaries. Instead pay short term base salaries with healthy performance based bonuses. So offer a two year contract at 20k p/w. Plus bonuses. I reckon the agent will be pushing for closer to the 70k p/w guaranteed similar to Martinelli. The line needs to be drawn and now is a good time to test the waters.

  2. Sean Williams says:

    As a man Arteta is clean cut and handsome, giving the air of confidence and knowledge. As a manager who picked the side against Southampton, Arteta is quite stupid in team choice. As for man management he has no idea. He clearly holds grudges and treats some players, differently to others and unfairly. I think many supporters have seen this now and are very worried. Sooner or later everyone gets seen for their real capabilities.

  3. Grandad says:

    Should we lose this really talented young player it would be a shocking indictment of our Club, given that he is clearly more skilled than others who are getting game time on a fairly regular basis.If our Management team are unable to recognise his talent by convincing him to sign a new contract, they are failing in their duties.This guy is going places in the game, and will come back to haunt us if he moves on.

  4. Goonerbeall says:

    We are making mistake to keep Arteta. He has no man management skills. Talented Kids at our academy are losing patience. Balogun is totally fed up and Kops are rubbing their hands in anticipation. Smith Rowe who has been shining brightly will be replaced by some Norwegian from Madrid. Why making it difficult for our kids?

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