Arsenal host London rivals Fulham on Sunday in the Premier League – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have claimed that they want to see young attacker Folarin Balogun promoted to the starting XI for the fixture.
The Gunners are currently sat ninth in the league table, and will surely need a superb run of results in their final seven matches to climb the table into the European positions.
However, they are in the Europa League semi-finals, which is perhaps their best opportunity now of getting into Europe for next season.
Mikel Arteta’s side will want to keep their good form up now after scoring seven and conceding none in their last two matches across all competitions.
A selection of Arsenal supporters on social media though believe tomorrow is the right time to introduce some fresh legs to the side.
Balogun, 19, is someone in the squad that some supporters desperately want to see play on the weekend.
The teenage centre-forward has made just six senior appearances to date since promotion from the Arsenal academy, but is extremely highly rated.
He’s scored twice already in the Europa League during this campaign, but it would be a Premier League debut if he featured against Fulham.
Here are some Arsenal fans asking for Balogun to start:
Would love to see Balogun and Martinelli start v Fulham tomorrow. #AFC
— KTsBiggestFan (@biggest_ts) April 17, 2021
— Don Aouar (@AouarDon) April 17, 2021
Start Balogun tomorrow @Arsenal
— Akeem The Dream (@IcebergAk) April 17, 2021
If Balogun is going to fill that CF squad space then we have to start him in at least a few games before the season ends to make sure he’s ready. Fulham at home seems like a good place to start. Laca could use a rest and Mikel can back up all those words with his actions.
— Joe (@RedAndWhite11) April 17, 2021
Give Balogun a start vs Fulham
— Arbër 🇦🇱 (@ArberC93) April 16, 2021
Balogun should start
— Leon 🥤 (@L14_afc) April 16, 2021
Hopefully him and azeez will start
— Ollie Goring (@GoringOllie) April 17, 2021