Arsenal journalist Chris Wheatley has claimed that academy star Folarin Balogun is the youngster ‘most likely to be involved’ in the Carabao Cup tonight.
In the last round, where Arsenal thumped West Brom 6-0, new young signings Nuno Tavares and Aaron Ramsdale were given starts. With this in mind, there’s every chance rotation will be on the cards again for Mikel Arteta’s team.
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Wheatley suggested that Balogun will probably be involved alongside another youthful talent in Gabriel Martinelli.
He said: “I’m expecting quite a few changes for this game. I think Nuno Tavares is almost certainly going to start at left-back. I think we’ll see the likes of Calum Chambers, Rob Holding.
“Flo Balogun, as well; I think out the youngsters, he’s the most likely to be involved – alongside Gabriel Martinelli, who’s not had too much game time over the past few weeks.”
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20-year-old Balogun actually made his league debut with the club at the start of this season. He started against Brentford on the opening day of the campaign and then was called upon from the bench the following week against Chelsea.
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No doubt, he’ll be hoping to add to his senior tally if he is trusted to play in tonight’s match. However, with more senior striker Alexandre Lacazette yet to start for the club this season, Balogun may have to make his impact as a substitute.