Who Are Ya? Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal)
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Name: Yaya Sanogo
Current club: Auxerre
Fee: Free (with compensation)
Did you know?
Sanogo already has a cult following due to his propensity to turn into a virtual world-beater in the Football Manager computer game series.
What’s the deal?
Arsene Wenger signing young French player: surely this is a return to the Arsenal glory days. The France Under-21 star is available on a free transfer after rejecting a new deal at Auxerre. The French side would be entitled to compensation for their young star.
In his press conference today, Wenger confirmed that the signing is all but complete.
What do they say?
“I am very confident. He is a young striker who is promising, and has a big talent.”
“It’s not a coincidence, everything happens for him now. This guy, he understands everything. He has a perfect approach of football. He listens, he works, he is humble, he has his feet on the ground and head on his shoulders. It is a pleasure for the coach.”
Auxerre coach Bernard Casoni