'First team ASAP': Some Arsenal fans want 16-goal Hale End star to replace Aubameyang
A number of Arsenal fans have called on Mikel Arteta to drop Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and promote Folarin Balogun to the senior Gunners setup.
The Arsenal captain has been struggling for form lately and has gone five games without scoring, his last goal coming in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa in October.
Aubameyang has just four goals and one assist from 13 Premier League games, a poor tally considering what he’s capable of.
At Manchester United, the 32-year-old delivered a poor performance, offering little in build-up play and struggling to hold the ball up.
Meanwhile, Balogun has been in sensational form for the Under-23s this season after a short stint with the seniors, clearly showing he’s in need of a step up.
The 20-year-old has registered a staggering 16 goals and two assists in just 15 appearances this season, and that’s including the senior games.
Balogun’s tally in youth competition reads 12 games, 16 goals, two assists, clearly showing he’s outgrown the development setup.
Some Arsenal fans have been calling for him to go on loan to a top-end EFL team, but in wake of Aubameyang’s struggles, others now feel Balogun should be given a go again.
Here is what some Arsenal supporters have been saying on the matter:
Aubameyang needs to be dropped now. Shocking the last few weeks and last night just wasn’t at it at all. Play Laca instead and bring @balogun back into the team and actually give him a chance, man scores goals for fun #Arsenal #MUNARS— Paul Cowley (@Paul_Cowley) December 3, 2021
I think Balogun has to be given the opportunity in the first team , Aubameyang isn't exactly firing on all cylinders at the moment .— Chris.Gooner (@ChrisRSGooner) December 3, 2021
Should be dropped against Everton:— Bas (@baslo44) December 3, 2021
And give us
– Lokonga – AMN
Thank you @Arsenal
And hope they'll sell off aubameyang too. Balogun is a better choice https://t.co/NZtisprjk9— ARVINDᴮᵉᵃˢᵗ (@BASICMANNN) December 3, 2021
I rather give Balogun a run instead of having aubameyang on top, give the captain’s armband to Tierney or Gabriel Magalhaes— Juan Ölmedö (@Lockonstratos8) December 2, 2021
Balogun needs to get integrated in first team ASAP.— Pandemic Pep (@afc_anubhav) December 2, 2021
This is beyond embarrassing from Aubameyang.
I truly believe Balogun would do a better job starting for the rest of the season than Aubameyang. He’s so finished— Tomiyasiuuuuu (@NovackDesign) December 2, 2021
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