It appears that Arsenal have won the race to sign 20-year-old Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo.
They have fended off competition from the likes of Lille for the French Under 21 star who has netted eight times in seven games this season, his playing time limited through injury.
Arsenal will sign the youngster for free now he is out of contract with Auxerre. The official Arsenal Twitter feed earlier reported the deal was in ‘advanced stages but it is not done’.
The contract is reportedly a four-year deal with Sanogo being utilised as a back up striker next season.
The striker has a very tall build but a very lanky frame and has not bulked out yet. However, on a free transfer he could be a bargain purchase for Wenger.
But will his signing further frustrate Arsenal fans as they plead Wenger for a player that will allow them to challenge for the title once again? Sanogo is hardly of the calibre that will force the likes of Lukas Podolski or Oliver Giroud out of the team.