Folarin Balogun: Arsenal striker likely to leave club for free in summer

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is more and more likely to see out the remaining six months of his contract and leave for free in the summer.

The 19-year-old is allowed to signal a pre-contract settlement with an abroad club this month and the participant and his representatives are in talks with plenty of golf equipment.

As it stands, Balogun is unlikely to exit on mortgage this month amid curiosity from plenty of golf equipment in the Championship.

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Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta says the club are doing all they will to maintain him. Arteta claims Balogun needs to keep however questions whether or not his agent needs the identical.

He mentioned at his information convention on Thursday morning: “The club needs to make a deal, the supervisor needs to make a deal, the participant needs to keep and I’m undecided concerning the agent.


Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says Folarin Balogun needs to keep on the club however an settlement hasn’t been reached along with his agent

“We are negotiating with an agent, with a participant that desires to keep on the club and we want to discover an settlement.

“I’m telling you that we are doing everything we can to keep him here and hopefully from the other part they are doing the same and in the same interest, which is the player’s interest which is to stay at the football club and be successful with us.”

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Arteta confirmed Balogun is out there for Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round tie with Newcastle on Saturday night.

He has scored two objectives in 4 Europa League appearances from the bench this season and was a 77th-minute substitute in Arsenal’s 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City final month.

Arsenal's Balogun (proper) celebrates a Europa League objective in opposition to Dundalk in Dublin

Arteta: Ozil can leave in Jan if deal good for us

Mesut Ozil can leave Arsenal in the January window if the deal is true for each the club and the midfielder, Arteta has mentioned.

Ozil’s representatives are in talks with plenty of golf equipment, together with Fenerbahce and DC United – though the participant’s precedence is to see out his Arsenal contract till the summer – and Arteta has additionally not dominated out that risk.


Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta says Mesut Ozil is free to leave the club this month if a deal will be agreed between all partie

The 32-year-old, not registered by the Gunners for the primary half of the Premier League season and has but to be included in a matchday squad in any competitors this season regardless of being one of many club’s highest earners, is free to discuss to golf equipment this month along with his present Arsenal deal expiring on the finish of the season.

Ozil’s agent, Dr Erkut Sogut, has instructed Sky Sports News “in the next seven to 10 days it will be a little clearer” across the participant who earns round £350,000 per week and has beforehand mentioned he needs to see out his contract at Arsenal.

Quizzed about Ozil forward of Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round match in opposition to Newcastle on Saturday, Arteta mentioned: “If something is sorted this month [in the January transfer window], it’s because it’s good for both parties.”

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