3. Folarin Balogun
Okay, now we’re talking. It’s about time Arsenal won back some cash from these departures.
I know it’s not nice to be viewed in this view, but selling Balogun is going to feel like free money. Think about it, he’s been out on loan, absolutely smashed it, and is coming back to a star-studded Arsenal team.
Mikel Arteta has no real benefit of keeping Balogun, since he’ll likely not make the starting eleven anyway. Therefore, selling him to a club in need could raise some invaluable funds and clear both space in the squad plus wages. This would be the ideal situation for all parties, since it means Balogun would progress in his career and it would enable the Gunners to invest.
Balogun is a great player but if it was the choice between him and Eddie Nketiah, I’m sure that Arteta would prefer to play Nketiah. Nketiah is on the cusp of first team football himself, so to part ways with him to make room for a loaned out player doesn’t make much sense.
There’s another long-serving player on the cusp of first team football who could easily be sold to make some invaluable funds. Who could that be? Find out below.