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Folarin Balogun completes season-long mortgage to Stade Reims

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Arsenal have confirmed the departure of younger striker Folarin Balogun on a season-long mortgage to Ligue 1 facet Stade Reims.

The 21-year-old Gunners academy graduate got here near leaving the membership completely final summer season as his contract was winding down, however he ended up penning a long-term deal to commit himself to Arsenal till 2025.

Seen as a participant with actual potential for the long run, Balogun managed simply two Premier League appearances within the first half of final season earlier than heading out on mortgage to Middlesbrough, the place he managed three objectives in 9 Championship begins.

The following step in his growth will see Balogun head to France with Reims, who’ve confirmed his arrival on a 12-month mortgage.

Reims are on the lookout for a brand new beginning striker after they misplaced teenager Hugo Ekitike to Paris Saint-Germain. The 20-year-old, who managed ten objectives in 24 appearances final 12 months, moved to Paris on mortgage with a view to a everlasting deal.

As for Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus has loved a red-hot begin to life on the Emirates throughout pre-season and can proceed to guide the road for Mikel Arteta’s facet, with Eddie Nketiah working as his backup.

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