“Here we go” Fabrizio Romano confirms €40m Arsenal striker is leaving

Arsenal, Folarin Balogun (Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
Arsenal, Folarin Balogun (Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

Arsenal have had a great start to the Premier League season, sitting fifth and only behind one team on points. Mikel Arteta is hoping to improve on last season, where the Gunners came close to winning the league but missed out towards the end. Silverware is the aim for the boss this season.

In the transfer window, they have had a good showing. Not only have they signed some great players and strengthened in all the necessary areas, but they have also kept ahold of their best players which is one of the most overlooked factors about Mikel Arteta’s great summer.

But as we come close to the final day of the summer transfer window, Arteta still has work to do. There are some Arsenal players who ned their futures resolved. Particularly the young players on the fringe of first-team football, they must decide whether they are leaving the club on loan, permanently, or staying to fight for their place under the Spanish boss.

One player who seemed to make his mind up some time ago is Folarin Balogun. The USMNT striker who spent last season on loan in Ligue 1 returned to London Colney ahead of the Gunners’ pre-season tour. However, this looks like the only action he’ll see in an Arsenal shirt this season.

Folarin Balogun is in Monaco to complete medical tests to move from Arsenal

Indeed, according to the most trusted transfer source in the world Fabrizio Romano, Balogun will travel to Monaco today to undergo his medical tests. This is after Romano provided his seal of approval with a “here we go”, confirming Arsenal had confirmed Monaco’s €40m package deal, which includes a sell-on clause to benefit the Gunners in the future.

Do you think Folarin Balogun will have another successful spell in Ligue 1?