Video: Mikel Arteta claims he is ‘positive’ that Balogun will sign a new deal

Folarin Balogun’s future is regularly amongst the Arsenal rumours this season, and manager Mikel Arteta claims that he is ‘confident’ that a deal can still be agreed.

The 19 year-old has been linked with a number of clubs since the summer, with Sheffield United having had a offer turned down last summer, and with a number of European giants linked with his potential free transfer for the coming summer.

Juventus were the latest club to be rumoured as closing in on his potential free transfer, but Arteta insists that the player doesn’t wish to leave.

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  1. Get this lad signed up, promoted to the big team and let Eddie go on loan for a full season at maybe a lower table team like AMN has done or Willock. He needs game time week in and week out to see if hes good enough for the Premier League.

    Bologun can come into the fold and take Eddies role next season or possibly more if he really impresses and we sell Laca which i think we will do!! Martinelli needs a chance too so Auba will be looking over his shoulder for game time.

    The young guns are starting to step up so dont hinder their progress when the so called big boys are letting the club down atm.

  2. I think it’s too late…they mishandled this so badly that the player’s agent started to play hardball and once that becomes public knowledge it’s usually used by the team as a negotiating tactic, hoping that the negative press will hurt the player’s market value…I’m not sure you can recover from this scenario without hard feelings on one or both sides, and as such I would suggest he’s on his way out…I can only hope this won’t come back to haunt us, since it appears as if we chose the poor man’s Bambi on skates over Balo

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