Mikel Arteta has told Folarin Balogun ‘the hard work starts now after the talented striker signed a new four-year contract with the club.
The 19-year-old had been a target for several clubs in Europe and there were fears he would leave the Gunners this summer when his contract expired.
Had he opted for a club in Europe, Arsenal could have lost one of their most highly-rated talents for nothing in the summer.
The Gunners’ website only stated it is a ‘new long-term contract’ but it has been widely reported to be a four-year deal.
Mikel Arteta said: “We have been extremely impressed with Flo this season.”