‘Really happy’: Thierry Henry has showered praise on Arsenal youngster, admires decision he made this summer
Balogun has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, scoring five goals and providing two assists already.
Henry couldn’t praise Balogun enough when asked about the young forward.
He was especially impressed with his decision to leave England.
This may be down to former Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette.
Leaving Arsenal was the right call by Balogun this summer, as he would have really struggled for game time at The Emirates.
Henry full of praise for Balogun
“Normally players are loaned either to another Premier League side or in the Championship.
“He’s a very English-style player who likes to run down the channels but he was missing something, which was his finishing.”
“He’s now starting to score goals regularly and I’m happy for that – happy he has gone abroad.
“It’s especially so considering he is a Londoner, in general Londoners struggle to leave London.
“When I heard he was coming to France, it made me think he has a refreshing mindset.”
Balogun will be hoping he continues to draw praise from Henry for his performances.
If he does, he will give Mikel Arteta some very difficult decisions to make next season.
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