Monaco has completed the £35 million signing of Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun on a five-year contract.

After scoring 22 goals on loan at Reims last season, the 22-year-old American forward returns to France.

Despite Gabriel Jesus not being able to play, Balogun has not appeared for Arsenal in the Premier League this season.

He signed professional contracts with Arsenal at the age of 17 and appeared in two Premier League games during his stay there.

Eddie Nketiah started the first two games of the season in Jesus' absence, while Leandro Trossard started Saturday's 2-2 tie with Fulham.

Arsenal said on their website: “We thank Folarin for all the contributions he made to Arsenal, both through our academy and into the first team, and wish him the best of luck in his new chapter at Monaco.”

Folarin Balogun moved to London as a kid 

Balogun was born in New York but moved to London as a kid and went through Arsenal's academy system.

He played for England in age groups all the way up to under-21s, gaining 13 caps before deciding to play for the United States at the senior level.

Balogun spent time on loan at Middlesbrough and Reims and was linked with Chelsea before Arsenal accepted an offer from Monaco.