‘This guy is better than Lacazette’: Some Arsenal fans want Arteta to promote academy striker

What a performance by Arsenal sensation Folarin Balogun on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners’ Under-23 side squared off with Manchester United, who found themselves leading 3-1 at one stage.

But Balogun, who was linked with a move away from Arsenal during the summer transfer window, inspired the North Londoners to a brilliant comeback, scoring twice.

The 19-year-old hitman found the net on 64 minutes and 70 minutes to earn Steve Bould’s side a point in this Premier League 2 clash.

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The USA-born marksman is one of Arsenal’s most exciting young players and here’s how some of their fans reacted to his brace on Twitter yesterday:

Despite his talent, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta doesn’t seem to fancy Balogun, who is nowhere near making a senior debut, in spite of the fact that the likes of Sheffield United wanted him during the summer.

With his contract up next summer, the Emirates Stadium club must either offload him in January, tie him down to a new deal or risk losing him for nothing in nine months.

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