Arsenal: Folarin Balogun backed by Ian Wright to bring incredible loan form to Premier League

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Ian Wright hopes Folarin Balogun gets the chance to prove himself at Arsenal after starring on loan at Reims.

The 21-year-old striker, currently subject of international interest from the United States, has hit 18 goals in France to become one of Ligue 1’s top scorers this season.

That has escalated talk of a return to Arsenal with Mikel Arteta forever on the lookout for squad reinforcements, particularly ahead of an anticipated return to the Champions League next season.

“Hopefully he can come back to Arsenal at some stage and prove himself,” the former Gunners striker told the Wrighty’s House podcast.

“He’s gone to another level in confidence. I think anywhere he goes in aspect of leagues, he’ll do what he is doing [in France] with the right service.

“It’s the way he’s taking those chances. His head space is at a different place right now. He knows he can do it right now.

“I guarantee you if he comes back, he probably picks up from what he’s doing in that league.”