Arsenal fans got some good news in the form of the potential new contract for Folarin Balogun yesterday, as reported by The Athletic.
Balogun is set to put pen to paper on a new deal, putting an end to months of speculation surrounding his future and if he’d end up walking away from north London for nothing this summer.
However, while the report is good news for Balogun and Arsenal supporters, it is also claimed that Eddie Nketiah may be ‘squeezed out’ thanks to Balogun’s apparent promise of more first-team involvement.
And Gunners fans have been on social media reacting to the news that Nketiah could potentially leave, with Twitter full of comments discussing the issue.
Nketiah has done fairly well for Arsenal and has made 60 appearances overall. But he’s failed to really hit the heights and that was something Arsenal fans were keen to point out, with many, it seems, open to the young England man leaving.
Here, then, is what some Gunners fans had to say about Nketiah’s future.
Folarin Balogun’s renewal most likely means that Lacazette and Nketiah will be sold this summer. The right decision in my opinion. Time to cash in. pic.twitter.com/IezgwQRAjs
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) April 9, 2021
Cash in? Seriously if we get $10 mill for both of them I’d be surprised
— steve davies (@deebydayby) April 9, 2021
I like Nketiah and Lacazette.
But @fbalogun67 has that X-factor I have only seen in top strikers.
— Miracles (@MirLikeyLikeIt) April 9, 2021
Would have pushed hard to flog Eddie in January and give Balogun the assurance of at least some 1st team game time until the end of the season.
— Joel Cortez (@ChairmanJoel) April 9, 2021
Laca 35M Nkietah 15M We can use that money for odergard but it not be easy
— AUBA (@younggooner2020) April 9, 2021
Nketiah back to championship, that’s his level.
— Allthingsarsenal (@highbury_arsnl) April 9, 2021
We will be lucky to get 10M for Nketiah
— Ankit (@afcmozartt) April 9, 2021