Comfirmed:Arsenal close to agreeing new deal for highly-rated attacker

Despite their on-field woes, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are set to be handed a boost off it, after recent reports emerged suggesting the club are close to agreeing a new deal with striker Folarin Balogun.

Balogun, 19, has come through Arsenal’s youth ranks after he signed up to their academy all the way back in 2011.

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Having already made his senior first-team debut at the back end of last year, Balogun’s Arsenal future certainly looked bright.


However, a recent impasse over a new deal, which expires this summer, has seen the young striker linked with a shock move away.


For much of this season, fans had been growing increasingly concerned that their side could lose one of their most highly-rated homegrown prospects, however, according to the Daily Mail, Arteta has now convinced the teenager to stay at the Emirates.

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The Daily Mail claim that the Gunners are now ‘on the verge’ of agreeing a new deal with the youngster which would undoubtedly see him commit his long-term future to the club he’s been with for the last 10-years.

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It has also been noted that the youngster’s current situation had draw interest from Crystal Palace, Manchester City and Everton, however, with Balogun set to put pen-to-paper with Arsenal, that interest is certain to die down.



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