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He wants to stay: Arteta gives update on Folarin Balogun’s Future

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Mikel Arteta is still positive that Folarin Balogun is going to remain with Arsenal beyond this summer, despite the player’s contract situation.

As most Arsenal fans will know by now, Folarin Balogun is only months from the end of his contract with the club. They’ve been in talks with him on-and-off for over a year, but without reaching an agreement on an extension.

Balogun in Action for the Arsenal Un23

 

The club are trying to hold onto him, to the extent that they didn’t sell in the summer or in January – risking losing him for a training compensation fee. Yet the rumours are growing that he’s set for an exit in the summer.

 

 

Mikel Arteta denies those reports, insisting he’s positive the striker will stay with Arsenal and still wants to be in North London.

 

“No, I’m still very positive that Flo is going to stay with us and it’s what we’re trying to do as a club, and it’s what I’m trying to do as a manager,” Arteta said.

 

 

“As far as I know from last week, the player wants to be here, so I’m positive. I think he’s made some big progress in a few months.”

 

Unfortunately, reports suggest he isn’t going to get further chances in the first team until he signs a new deal. That’s put the two parties in a bit of a stand-off, as Balogun doesn’t want to sign unless he knows he’ll get chances.

 

You can understand Arsenal’s position, as they don’t want to use up valuable senior minutes developing a player who wants out. For the time being, Balogun is stuck trying to prove himself in the u23s – where he’s just earned a PL2 Player of the Month nomination.

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Arsenal closing in on a deal for Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba

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Arsenal is set on closing deal with Bayern Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba with the sum of £50m

Hopefully the defender will be at Emirate stadium this summer according to sky sports

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Just In: New pictures of Arsenal’s 2021/22 away kit leaked

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The first pictures of Arsenal’s first team squad sporting next season’s away kit have been leaked.

After this season’s, bloodshot eyes shirt, the club are returning to a more traditional yellow and blue combination for 2021/22.

The shade of yellow – ‘pearl citrine’ in adidas parlance – may look a little like custard but the use of the stripped-back cannon badge is a nice touch.

We expect to see similar shots of the home and third kits in due course. The latter is predicted to be blue with a lightning motif inspired by the kits of the mid-nineties.

 

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📺 Miquel Azeez is Simply Outstanding, Watch As He Nutmegs 3 Defenders To Score A Goal

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Miquel Azeez Has Been Outstanding For Arsenal Un23 side this season, he continues his great run of form yesterday as score a man of the match goal to hand Arsenal Un23 side a victory in the final game of the season.

📺 Watch The Great Goal…

https://twitter.com/ArsenalAcademy/status/1392523112919486473?s=19

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