Arsenal fans debate Daniel Ballard after Millwall goal
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the future of Daniel Ballard after he scored his first Millwall goal out on loan at the weekend.
Ballard is yet to make his Gunners debut. In truth, he is one of a couple of defenders seeing his stock rise while away from the Emirates.
The 21-year-old helped Blackpool to promotion last season. And he has shone during the early stages of this campaign having stepped up a level.
He is now plying his trade in the Championship. And the Northern Ireland international opened his account for his new side in their weekend draw with West Brom.
It was a superb header against the team who now sit top of the table in the early stages.
Several Millwall fans lauded the centre-back on social media after the game and insisted that they would love to see him join permanently.
Of course, he faces a huge challenge trying to break into Mikel Arteta’s plans. But clearly, many Arsenal supporters think he is working his way towards an opportunity.
‘Hopefully will get a chance’: Arsenal fans discuss Ballard after goal out on loan
In fact, some have implored Arteta to include him in his squad next season. They believe that he could provide cover for the likes of Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba.
It certainly appears that they would rather see Ballard get a chance ahead of players such as Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Pablo Mari.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Arsenal fans were saying about Ballard after his latest display out on loan…
Next season this should be our CB options
We will no longer have use for Chambers holding and Mari
— Vitorino Sylvester Effiom (@VitorinoEffiom) September 13, 2021
Sell Mari and Holding take promote him
— Farhan_Patel (@FarhanPatel_10) September 13, 2021
Very good player doing well for loan club a country , hopefully will get a chance in the next year or 2
— JarlQuercus (@JarlQuercus) September 13, 2021
Baller for Northern Ireland
— Conal🇬🇧🏴 (@Conal16281690) September 13, 2021
Have high hopes for Dan Ballard Definitely think he could make it into the first team eventually.
— Egal (@EGTVEgal) September 13, 2021
Rob Holding replacement for next season!
— SC (@_ManLikeSammie_) September 13, 2021
this ballard kid seems a baller icl
— freddie (@fredbradstreet) September 13, 2021
Like this guy so much https://t.co/uzJOWKx0il
— Bani 🇿🇦 (@AFCBani) September 13, 2021
It would be amazing for Ballard to have another successful loan and be ready to come back home and fight for a place in the team.
With Saliba also due to return, we suddenly look very, very strong at CB, all 4 having different qualities about them. https://t.co/PzYu70JnUw
— Richie AFC (@blazing_cannons) September 13, 2021
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