Arsenal have finally confirmed a new contract for Folarin Balogun, posting the news on the social media pages on Monday.
Arsenal have now confirmed the news that Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
In the past couple of weeks, an overwhelming number of reports suggested Balogun was finally close to a new four-year contract, so this news isn’t entirely surprising. Balogun himself posted the hashtag “#Balogun2025” on his announcement, confirming the length of the deal.
Edu said: “It’s great that Flo will continue to be with us. He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his performances. We are all looking forward to working with him during his continued development in the coming years.”
Arteta added: “We have been extremely impressed with Flo this season. He has continually shown his natural ability in many training sessions with us and we have been equally impressed with his early integration into the first-team squad on matchdays.
“He has given us glimpses with the performances and of course with his two goals already for the first team. The hard work starts here for Flo and we are all looking forward to supporting and working with him in the years to come.”
Football.London previously stated that whilst finances were certainly involved in Balogun’s decision, the key factor was Mikel Arteta’s assurance that he would be involved in their future first-team plans.
Balogun hasn’t had as many chances as he probably deserved whilst this contract uncertainty was ongoing, but you’d hope that would change once the club had assurances over his long-term future. He’s certainly been involved more in recent weeks.
Although the contract talks have certainly proven distracting and the Arsenal u23s have struggled as a unit, Balogun has still had a solid season so far.
The striker has scored 14 goals and assisted five more in 26 appearances this season – a goal contribution every 95 minutes across the u21s, the u23s, and the first team.