Read Up “The Gabriel Jesus injury has not impacted Mikel Arteta’s opinion on Folarin Balogun.” After having knee surgery, Jesus will miss Arsenal’s first matches this season. It was thought that the setback would allow Balogun a chance to shine for the Gunners after his stellar loan season at Stade de Reims last year, where he scored 21 goals in 37 Ligue 1 outings.

But based on Arteta, it doesn’t seem like that will be the case.

The 22-year-old USA international has drawn interest from West Ham, according to rumors that the Arsenal are looking to sell him this summer for about £45 million.

Arteta stated, “The strategy with Flo doesn’t change at all, but regrettably, with Gabby, we’re not going to have him.

We can play with players of various qualities because we have other choices, so we will adjust.

The Gabriel Jesus Injury Has Not Impacted Mikel Arteta's Opinion On Folarin Balogun
The Gabriel Jesus Injury Has Not Impacted Mikel Arteta’s Opinion On Folarin Balogun

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Although James Maddison would want Harry Kane to remain at Tottenham, he claims that the forward’s persistent rumors have not distracted his new teammates.

Maddison joined Spurs from Leicester for £40million on June 28, becoming one of Ange Postecoglou’s first signings.

Five weeks later, Bayern Munich are poised to make a new proposal for Kane, the England international.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy met with Bayern executives in London on Monday, and the club’s recent Asia-Pacific tour was dominated by Kane’s future. A BILD journalist presented Postecoglou with a Bayern shirt with ‘Kane 9’ on the back during a media session.

At the TNT Sports London start-of-season event, Maddison stated, “It hasn’t been a distraction, Harry is super professional.

I don’t know anything, so let’s be mindful of Harry’s predicament.

Harry Kane is a fantastic professional, and anytime he goes into training, he gives 100% like the rest of the boys, so he’s not a distraction.

We were pals before I joined Tottenham from the England squad; we share interests and get along well off the pitch.

I would love Harry Kane to stay—he’s the best number nine in the world—but what will be will be and Harry is incredibly professional.”