Folarin Balogun is set to stay at Arsenal, it had been confirmed by Mikel Arteta. The young forward is set to sign a new deal, after his contract renewal talks has caused so much controversy in the past.
He has been rumored to receive offers from foreign but he has decided to stay despite being able to move for free come summer.
“We’re going to make it official once everything is done,” the boss told press ahead of Thursday’s clash with Slavia Prague.
“As I said, I’ve always been very positive that he wants to stay at the club. We want him to stay at the club so, we’re very close.”
The boss was quizzed on how he managed to turn things around and he explained:
“We just tried to, first of all, understand why he got to the point that he was really thinking about leaving the football club after being raised here and the feelings he’s built towards the club.
“Once you understand his position, you try to explain what you want to do, how involved he’s going to be in the project and how and then get the full commitment from the club and support. And Edu, who has done an incredible job as well.”
He was asked on how he intends to use the young forward and he replied;
“First of all we have to sign him,” he said. “Once we sign him, we go step by step and we’ll communicate with you guys what we’re doing.”
We are happy to hear of Folarin Balogun’s contract renewal.