Balogun speaks on Arsenal future

USMNT star Folarin Balogun has left his Arsenal future in the hands of his agent, insisting that he will be happy whatever the outcome.

After a productive loan spell at Stade Reims, where he scored 21 goals in 37 Ligue 1 appearances, the 22-year-old has returned to Arsenal.

Balogun has publicly stated his unwillingness to go out on loan again, with several club including Inter Milan showing interest in signing him.

However, his immediate focus remains on impressing Mikel Arteta during the Gunners’ pre-season preparations.

Speaking to 90min, Balogun said: “I was away for the year, so I’m just back, I’m obviously just focused on pre-season with the team.

I’m really just focused here and of course, my agent and my family are dealing with this.”

Speaking to CBS, he added: “I obviously went away and the aim of me going away was to prove I can play first-team football.

“Obviously, me coming back, I had a good season, I felt I was able to do that and play at that level so coming back, it’s not really much of a situation where I think I need to try extra hard to prove something. It’s a decision that’s not with me, it’s with the people higher up. I’m sure they’ll make that decision and whatever happens, I’m cool with it.”

Balogun’s decision to leave discussions regarding his Arsenal future to his agent and family suggests these is indeed ongoing talks and interest from other clubs.