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Watch: Arsenal pair find the net in France as Gunners stutter to Southampton draw

Folarin Balogun and Nicolas Pepe were both on the scoresheet this afternoon

Two members of the Arsenal loan army were on target in France’s top-flight on Sunday.

This, of course, came as Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad stuttered to a first draw of the campaign, at Southampton, to see their advantage atop the Premier League table cut to just two points.

Over in Ligue 1, though, back in the headlines once more was Gunners talent Folarin Balogun.

Hitman Balogun, of course, has seen his name take centre stage in the headlines in France across the early months of the 2022/23 campaign.

This comes with the 21-year-old having enjoyed a stellar start to life on loan with Stade de Reims.

And, after racking up six goals across his first eleven appearances in Ligue 1, on Sunday afternoon, Balogun was back on target once more.

Balogun, though, was not the only Arsenal loanee to have added to his haul for the season on Sunday.

Joining the young attacker on the scoresheet was wide-man Nicolas Pepe, who took his own tally since making the move back to France to a respectable four goals.

This came during OGC Nice’s Ligue 1 showdown with Nantes.

With his side trailing by a goal to nil, and a full six minutes of injury time on the board, Nice were awarded a last-gasp opportunity to secure a share of the spoils, from the penalty spot.

And Pepe took the burden of responsibility on his shoulders, stepping up to the plate before slotting beyond Alban Lafont with aplomb:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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