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Report: Arsenal to make Folarin Balogun contract announcement on Thursday

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Report: Arsenal to make Folarin Balogun contract announcement on Thursday

Arsenal will reportedly announce Folarin Balogun’s new contract from 10am Thursday, according to All Nigeria Soccer.

The 19-year-old, whose Gunners contract has been the subject of talks for a number of months, is believed to have penned a new deal already.

All Nigeria Soccer claims the Arsenal gem put pen to paper on a new four-year deal on April 9.

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In wake of the European Super League backlash and subsequent withdrawal, the Gunners have reportedly been waiting for the right time to make the announcement.

And the All Nigeria Soccer article, from Wednesday, claims that Arsenal have tentatively fixed Thursday, April 22nd as the date for the confirmation of the new deal, as from 10am.

 

Balogun, one of the brightest youngsters to come through the Gunners academy in recent years, has been in and around the first team this season.

The Hale End striker has made 25 appearances in all competitions between the age sides and the senior team, registering 12 goals and four assists.

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Balogun is a superb player whose future at Arsenal has been uncertain, but if the above report is true, it would be amazing for the Gunners.

He’s shown he’s a cut above at Under-23s level and, if all goes well, will surely be the next Hale End star to break into the first team.

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