Folarin Balogun faces an uncertain future, which is unlikely to be decided before the summer, according to him league1.com journalist Matt Spiro.
The 21-year-old striker left Arsenal to join Reims on a season-long loan and has performed very well in France, scoring 18 goals in 29 games in all competitions. Credit obviously does what it was intended to do – help him develop during normal playing time – but given the way things have been going on in his absence from North London, he is unlikely to find things much different when he returns. to the parent club. With Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah both contributing to the Gunners’ fight for the Premier League title, Balogun is likely to remain behind them in the pecking order under Michel Arteta.
Jesus arrived last summer from Manchester City as a landmark signing and his position at Arsenal is safe, but it is very likely that the club will be open to letting Nketiah or Balogun go for a reasonable price.
Curious about his future – “keep no doors closed” sounded like he would seriously consider getting into a top French team if offered. Personally, I would like to see him at Arsenal, but I don’t think he would want to come back as a minor player… and can Arteta offer something more?
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) March 25, 2023