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One of Nigeria’s most promising youngsters in England, Folarin Balogun, bagged a brace as Arsenal hammered Reading 4-0 in the U18 Premier League at Shenley Training Centre (Hertfordshire).
Balogun’s pair of goals against the Royals took his tally for the season to four goals from five matches in the league.
The 16-year-old led the Gunners attack and was flanked by compatriots James Olayinka and Bukayo Saka, and they were joined in the starting line-up by defender Tobi Omole.
Balogun put the home team 2-0 up in the 52nd minute after he was set up by Tyreece John-Jules, and added more gloss to the scoreline by scoring Arsenal’s fourth goal with thirteen minutes left.
Bukayo Saka was credited with an assist for Arsenal’s third goal scored by Tyreece John-Jules.
Olayinka, Balogun and Xavier Amaechi are among the youngsters that signed scholarship forms with the Emirates outfit before the start of the 2017-2018 season.
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