Reports last night indicated that Arsenal rejected a £5 million bid from Brentford for Folarin Balogun, with AC Milan also showing interest in the hugely talented young striker.
Balogun has frequently impressed for Arsenal at youth level, finding the net with regularity for the U18s and the U23s, while earlier this season he was involved with the first-team for the first time as he was an unused substitute in the Carabao Cup victory against Nottingham Forest.
Arsenal are determined to keep hold of Balogun, with the 18-year-old possessing immense potential.
If Balogun was to remain with Arsenal it would be interesting to see what lies in store for him next season, with a loan spell a possibility.
In the long term there is likely to be much competition for Balogun as he attempts to make the breakthrough, with Eddie Nketiah and Tyreece John-Jules also determined to succeed at the club.
There is certainly a case, though, to suggest that Balogun has the most potential out of all three, with his all-round game of a very high standard.It is inevitable that Arsenal will lose some top young talents along the way, with some prospects unwilling to wait for their chance to impress for the first-team.
With Balogun, however, Arsenal must do all that they can to keep him as if he was to leave there is a good chance they would regret his departure.