😍 WHAT AN INTRODUCTION!
Flo Balogun makes it 3-0 seconds after coming off the bench! 👏
🔵 0-3 🔴 (83)
19-year-old Folarin Balogun scored his first Arsenal goal 37 seconds after coming on as a substitute against Molde ⚡ https://t.co/hOUE3IO0qf
Smith-Rowe returning from a lengthy injury and setting up Balogun to score his first goal for the club with just his second touch of the night. Tears in my eyes.
Arsenal have eight Hale End academy graduates in their #UEL squad tonight:
Willock (joined aged 4)
Azeez (joined aged 5)
Maitland-Niles (joined aged 6)
Balogun (joined aged 8)
Cottrell (joined aged 9)
Nelson (joined aged 9)
Smith Rowe (joined aged 10)
Nketiah (joined aged 15)
Folarin Balogun. Remember the name.
Arteta on Flo Balogun: ''He wants to stay, we want him to stay."
💬 "He's very 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 talented... he shows every time he trains that he's a really great talent. He works a lot and he's a humble guy as well. I like his style."
Yep, that's Flo Balogun! 🥰
See it just pains me because Nigeria produces so many amazing talents. Saka, Tammy, Tomori, Balogun off the top of my head and so much more.
If all these players joined to play in Nigeria, we would thrive internationally.
A moment Folarin Balogun will never forget 🙌
His first goal for Arsenal on just his second senior appearance!
They really like the look of him at the Emirates 🔴
Balogun will steal the headlines, and rightly so, but I’m so pleased for this man.
His move to Leipzig was ruined by injury, as were his opportunities back at Arsenal following a successful spell at Huddersfield.
An assist on his return. He’s still just 20. Don’t sleep on him.
Smith Rowe & Balogun, am I dreaming
The one bad thing about Balogun is that Arsenal fans will now start hating on Nketiah for no reason
81:25: Folarin Balogun comes off the bench
82:02: Folarin Balogun scores
Instant impact for the 19-year-old.
👔 Mikel Arteta spoke to the media after tonight's win!
◆ Flo Balogun's first goal
◆ Nico Pepe's performance
◆ Fans coming back to Emirates Stadium
🗞 Read his full #UEL transcript now 👇
GOAL! Folarin Balogun 83' ⚽️
Molde 0-3 Arsenal | #MOLARS #UEL
Balogun on scoring his first Arsenal goal: "I’m feeling really happy, it shows that all the hard work I’ve put in over the years is just starting to pay off. It’s important that I keep working hard to enjoy more moments like this." #afc
Folarin Balogun took as many minutes to score off the bench today (1) than Anthony Martial has shots on target in the league this season (1) 😹😹😹😹😹
Arteta on Balogun: I want to give him chances as well, we play him 10 or 12mins, & I think he scored with his first touch which is great. He's training really well, he's showing a huge ambition, he wants to stay at the club and if that's the case, we're going to give him chances.
Folarin Balogun: "It’s been good [to be involved], it’s nice to see the boss showing faith in me. It feels like this is good experience for me, I just need to keep on learning, keep on adding to my game and I’m happy that I could contribute today."
Bukayo Saka. Emile Smith Rowe. Reiss Nelson. Folarin Balogun. Joe Willock. To name a few.
Hale end, best academy in the league.
Arsenal vs Molde
Joe Willock 🅰️🅰️
Reiss Nelson ⚽️
Folarin Balogun ⚽️
Emile Smith Rowe 🅰️
Arsenal youth academy. 😍 https://t.co/0xi3Yywv7I
#UEL | #MOLARS
Âgé de 19 ans, Folarin Balogun a marqué moins d’une minute après être rentré en jeu ! Baby Gunner👶🏿 https://t.co/AVGSg5FgL4
Arsenal Goal Involvements 2020-21
6 Pepe (4G 2A)
5 Aubameyang (4G 1A)
5 Willock (2G 3A)
3 Bellerin (3A)
3 Saka (1g 2A)
3 Lacazette, Nketiah (3G)
1G Balogun, Luiz, Gabriel, Nelson
1A Ceballos, Smith Rowe
Balogun in 37 seconds after coming on has scored same number of goals like Bale in 370 minutes since his return. https://t.co/lfDJU534aW
Not common knowledge that Folarin Balogun has played for USYNTs already. Started for the U18s who won a Czech Republic tournament along with Araujo, Booth, Llanez, Ochoa, Otasowie, Reynolds, etc. Balogun is arguably less of a "reach" than Musah who currently represents the USMNT. https://t.co/mWRULYXRZB
Imagine a world where the @USMNT
land these dual nationals:
🏴/🇺🇸 Yunus Musah
🇲🇽/🇺🇸 Efrain Alvarez
🏴/🇺🇸 Folarin Balogun
This used to be a pipe dream.
Not anymore. https://t.co/shUjnZPTi5