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Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun completes Reims loan move

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun has completed a loan move to Reims from Arsenal for the duration of the season.

Negotiations between the two sides took place over the weekend, with Balogun undergoing a medical in France in recent days.

Balogun, 21, is behind Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah in the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium and will hope to play more first-team football in Ligue 1.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Middlesbrough, featuring 18 times in the Championship and scoring three goals.

The England Under-21 international was on the cusp of leaving Arsenal just over a year ago before signing a new long-term contract in April 2021.

Balogun was given the chance to start the opening game of last season, against Brentford, and made one other Premier League appearance before moving out on loan.

Arsenal begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to Crystal Palace on Friday.

Reims finished 12th in Ligue 1 last season.

(Photo: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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