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Mikel Arteta outlines Arsenal’s plan for Folarin Balogun

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes Folarin Balogun is a special talent as he detailed the club’s plan for the striker’s long-term future.


Balogun is a talent youngster with a bright future ahead of him.

The young striker spent the second half of 2021/22 on loan in the Championship with Middlesbrough where he scored three and assisted three in 21.

He has since joined Ligue 1 outfit Stade Remis on loan for the 2022/23 season and is having a much better spell.

In fact, the Arsenal man is currently the top-scorer in the French top-flight with 14 goals in 21 league ties.

Now, Mikel Arteta has been discussing what the future holds for the 21-year-old:

“So happy for him. He’s a boy with a really clear idea of what he wants to do in his career. Really ambitious, really committed and he’s really brave,” Arteta said at a press conference.

“We discussed before whether it was the right place to go and other choices that he had. He was so convinced and I’m really happy for him because he deserves what he’s getting.

“He’s got something special. That’s why we gave him a long-term contract and have faith in him, and give him the long period that he’s having now, because the period he’s having now is different to the one before at Middlesbrough.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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