Mikel Arteta has proven a willingness to get a number of the younger gamers into the primary crew, nevertheless it at all times felt like he was holding again a bit with Folarin Balogun.
He primarily featured within the Europa League the place he scored twice and added an help in solely 63 minutes of motion, whereas he additionally had a document of 1 purpose in each two video games for the U23 facet.
There might be loads of hope that he’s given an opportunity to impress within the Premier League subsequent season, and this can be a fairly clear signal that he’s going to be seen as a part of the first-team group:
Arsenal teenager Folarin Balogun’s shirt (#38 from final season) within the dressing room on the Emirates Stadium throughout excursions – confirming he’s been promoted to the first-team. Balogun has been quickly assigned #40 this season however ought to get a decrease quantity. [@jeorgebird] #afc pic.twitter.com/jUwZuAFqZx
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) June 30, 2021
Maybe it is going to be a case of him getting some possibilities in pre-season video games earlier than deciding what to do subsequent, however hopefully he’s in a position to present what he can do on the senior stage.