Arsene Wenger’s Rumoured Summer Spending-Spree Kicks Off With Purchase Of Gangly French Youngster Yaya Sanogo

Alan Duffy

1st, July 2013


By Alan Duffy

While far higher profile names such as Gonzalo Higuain, Julio Cesar and Marouane Fellaini reported to be be in Arsene Wenger’s sights, the Gunners’ boss has got his summer spending underway with the official signing of French under-21 striker Yaya Sanogo.

The Auxerre attacker joins the Gunners on a free transfer after impressing for the second division French side while he has also impressed in the U20 World Cup in Turkey this summer, nabbing two goals for Les Bleus.

In true Arsenal fashion, Sanogo has already suffered from a fair share of injuries although Wenger will be hoping his latest Franco-recruit won’t suffer a similar fate to another Auxerre old boy, Abou Diaby. Wenger said:

“Sanogo is a good young signing for us. He has shown he has potential with his recent performances for Auxerre and also for the France Under-20 side.”

“We are looking forward to Yaya joining us and continuing his promising development.”

Here’s a video of the lanky hitman in international action to whet Gooners’ appetites ahead of the new season…

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