Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is now Ligue 1’s top scorer as his remarkable loan spell with Stade de Reims continues to produce astonishing goals. Reims hosted Troyes on Saturday afternoon and made light work of them, running out 4-0 winners in a clash that saw Balogun bag his 15th league goal of the season.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is now Ligue 1’s top scorer
The young Gunner has drastically improved this season and is now being discussed as one of the brightest forward prospects in European football. His latest effort oozed class, with Balogun latching on to a through ball before composing himself and stroking the ball into the bottom corner while sending the goalkeeper the wrong way. Balogun’s time in France has produced several highlights, such as his dramatic stoppage-time equalizer away at Ligue 1 titans Paris Saint-Germain or his remarkable hat-trick against Lorient three days later.
He possesses the kind of composure and finishing ability that his parent club could have done within their last two games, as Arsenal’s title charge has just started to stutter following a 1-0 defeat away at Everton last week before dropping another two points at home to Brentford in the form of a 1-1 draw. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta discussed Balogun at his pre-match press conference before the clash with the Bees and waxed lyrical over the forward and his form out in France.