Arsenal will reportedly have the option to recall Florian Balogun from his loan spell in the January transfer window. It is due to the long-term injury of Gabriel Jesus.
Hence, the Gunners might explore this possible option in January. Although, Mikel Arteta also has the option to sign a short-term replacement for his injured star striker.
THE RISE OF FLORIAN BALOGUN ON HIS LOAN SPELL AT REIMS
Arsenal fans were surprised after their young striker Florian Balogun decided to join Reims on loan in the summer transfer window. This was because many Championship clubs were interested in him. It was despite his average loan spell at Middlesbrough. Hence, many thought that Balogun would again explore his second opportunity. However, he took the decision to join Reims in Ligue 1. Reims loaned him to replace Hugo Etikite. Etikite joined PSG on loan from Reims with a possible buy option.
Hence, it looks like this deal is a win-win situation for Arsenal and Reims. The young England striker has scored 8 goals and provided 1 assist in his 15 Ligue 1 matches this season. He has helped Stad de Reims stay in the 11th position this season. Hence, there is very less chance of possibility for the Ligue 1 team. This has also helped him secure a permanent place in the under-21 England team. Therefore, it looks like Arsenal are looking at him surprisingly to provide the goals in January.
ARSENAL ARE CONSIDERING TO TERMINATE HIS LOAN SPELL WITH THE LIGUE 1 CLUB
According to reports, Arsenal are considering the option to recall Florian Balogun from his loan spell. The report also claims that the Gunners have the option to terminate his deal in the January transfer window. This situation happened due to the knee injury of Gabriel Jesus in the World Cup. The report also claims that Gabriel Jesus is likely going to be out for the majority of the season. Hence, it looks like Mikel Arteta will look to make Florian Balogun the backup option for Eddie Nketiah.
This move will also help Arsenal spend the money in prioritizing their main transfer targets for the January transfer window. However, a number of other reports also claim that Mikel Arteta will not recall Florian Balogun in January. This is to potentially let him continue his positive development this season with Reims. Hence, it looks like the Arsenal staff will have a decision on their hands. The report also claims that the Gunners are also looking at the possibility to sign a short-term replacement for the injured Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal will hope that they can make the best decision to replace the injured Gabriel Jesus in the starting line-up. They will also hope that their wingers return from the World Cup without any major injuries. The Gunners will also hope that their star wingers help them keep their title challenge in the Premier League alive this season.
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