‘It was out of my hands’: Folarin Balogun claims he wanted to stay at Arsenal but was ‘pushed’ to Monaco by the board

By Sportarsh Team
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Former Arsenal player Folarin Balogun claims his move to Monaco was out of his hands as he had wanted to stay at the club.

The young forward made this revelation in an interview with ESPN.

Balogun had a splendid season on Loan in France last year, scoring 22 goals and providing 3 assists in all competitions.

Flo speaking on his move to Monaco stated:

“He [Arteta] didn’t really say much [after Balogun returned from Reims], he just said that when I came back he just said well done, and he encouraged me to keep going.”

“Then me coming back in a preseason, it was just more about me seeing whether I fit into his plans and seeing if I can continue to play some games.”

“He said that he would try to get me involved as best as he could, but of course he also told me that the people higher up were making decisions on me and seeing what would be best for me.”

“So the conversations between me and him were good, but it was more about the club, what they wanted to do. It was out of my hands, that’s how I felt.”

“It wasn’t something I could control. The only thing I could do was just turn up to train and work hard. So I did that”

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