This comes after Watts recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the north London club.
He said: “Now, it hasn’t been signed yet, but I’m told it is heading in the right direction and Arsenal are confident that they will be able to get this deal done.
“It will be a four-year contract, so that will run up to 2025 and really, really positive news for Arsenal at a time when they needed it as well, I think the mood has been pretty low, certainly after the last couple of results, so the news that Balogun is now close to signing a new contract certainly helped raise the spirits a little bit.”
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TIF Thoughts on Charles Watts’ comments on Balogun and his potential new contract at Arsenal…
As a product of Arsenal’s youth academy, Balogun has made 93 appearances for the north London club across their U18, U23 and senior side, scoring 61 goals and providing 15 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
Despite only making five appearances for Arsenal’s senior side, the fact that he has managed to score two goals and provide one assist during those five appearances shows that he can be a useful attacking option for Arteta moving forward, which would make it a good bit of business for the club, in our view, to tie him down with a new contract then gradually give him more minutes in the first team to show what he can do.