“I definitely won’t go on loan again”-Folarin Balogun GIVES Arsenal transfer ultimatum

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has stated that the Gunners must either sell him this summer or integrate him into their first team next season. 

The USMNT striker enjoyed a remarkable season on loan at Stade de Reims, scoring 21 goals in Ligue 1 and recording two assists.

His form in France has made him an easy target for top European clubs, who see the 21-year-old as a player with a high ceiling. 

However, Balogun might struggle to find game time at Arsenal despite his goal-scoring abilities. The Gunners already have Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah competing for the No 9 position, so they could look to cash in on Balogun’s form to fund their moves for other targets.

And Balogun, who has two years remaining on his deal at the Emirates, wants a resolution on his future. 

“What I can say is that I definitely won’t go on loan again,” the 21-year-old said after scoring his first goal for USMNT on Sunday night.

“I’m not sure [about] the discussions that are going to take place. I’m not sure what’s going to happen.

“But I’m just committed to now. I try to stay present. I obviously want to enjoy the moment with my team and my family.”

Balogun, who previously had a loan spell with Middlesbrough, is a product of Arsenal’s academy and has made just ten first-team appearances for the club. But most of those appearances came in cup competitions, and he is looking for a meaningful role in the team if he is to stay. 

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