Nigerian youngster stole the show as Arsenal defeated Barnet FC 3-2 in a pre-season friendly played at The Hive Stadium on Wednesday.

Folarin Balogun was the star of the evening after netted an impressive six-minute hat-trick against the National League side.

Balogun put his team ahead in the 12th minute from the penalty spot, after Trae Coyle was fouled inside the Barnet box.

He doubled his tally almost immediately when he ran unto a through ball and finished into the far corner.

Balogun then completed his treble in the 18th minute, when he beat his marker and unleashed a powerful shot from 20 yards.

The Arsenal XI consisted mainly of U18 and U23 players with Miguel Azeez, Joseph Olowu, Tolaji Bola, Mazeed Ogungbo and Ryan Alebiosu were the other players of Nigerian descent in action for the Gunners.



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