Arsenal fans are excited about the future after Folarin Balogun scored a hat-trick for the club’s under-23 side.
Steve Bould’s side won 3-1 as they swept aside Blackburn’s under-23s, with Balogun putting on a prolific display, winning and scoring two penalties.
The young talent’s hat-trick comes just a day after Unai Emery started three Hale End academy graduates in his starting line-up against Newcastle United.
ANOTHER PENALTY – ANOTHER GOAL! HAT-TRICK HERO @FBALOGUN67
— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) August 12, 2019
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock all made starts in the game, with the latter two making their full Premier League debuts.
As part of a shake-up with the coaching staff this summer, Steve Bould moved down to the under-23 side, as Freddie Ljungberg moved up to the first-team squad.
After Balogun’s hat-trick, fans are starting to get excited over the future, and took to Twitter.
Here is a selection of tweets from Gooners following the youngster’s hat-trick on Monday:
Our future Auba replacement
— Yaniv Feldman (@yanivfeld01) August 12, 2019
— Matt Ray (@MattRay_83) August 12, 2019
This kid is on fire The next one to make the step up into the first team
— Ricky (@RickyB__01) August 12, 2019
One to watch. Scored a few hatricks already this season
— JB The Arsenal Fan (@jasonarsenalfan) August 12, 2019
Bangs in goals for fun
— Mike Anderson (@m1keando) August 12, 2019
— Thereal.winner (@therealwinnerr) August 12, 2019
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