Eagle-eyed Arsenal fans have spotted technical director Edu’s latest attempt to get Florian Balogun to sign a new contract – by using Instagram.
The highly-rated youngster has six months left on his current deal at the Emirates and has yet to agree fresh terms with the club.
With both sides at a stalemate, Brazil legend Edu has taken to social media to encourage the 19-year-old to stay in North London.
Balogun posted a picture of himself on Instagram after scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal U23s’ 5-0 win over Brighton on Friday.
Arsenal first team stars Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka were quick to lend their congratulations to their team mate.
But it was the intervention of Edu just ten minutes after the teenager’s post which caught the attention of Gunners fans on Reddit.
The former attacking midfielder posted a series of emojis applauding Balogun’s performance and suggested that the striker was ‘top baller.’
Edu’s comment was immediately picked up by Arsenal supporters, with one suggesting: “Have to respect Edu’s workrate in getting Balogun to sign.”
Arsenal’s New York-born starlet is one of the top scorers in Premier League 2 this season with seven goals and has been on the fringes of Mikel Arteta’s squad throughout the campaign.
He has featured five times for the first team in the Europa League and EFL Cup, scoring twice against Dundalk and Molde.