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Arsenal Fans Get First Glimpse Of Sanogo

Yaya Sanogo was on red-hot form at this summer's Under 20 World Cup.

Yaya Sanogo was on red-hot form at this summer’s Under 20 World Cup.

Arsenal fans got their first glimpse of new signing Yaya Sanogo this afternoon as he started against Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup final.

Arsenal lost the tie 2-1 thanks to two Didier Drogba goals but for anyone betting on the Premier League once its underway, it might be worth keeping tabs on the Frenchman.

The 20-year-old, who won the FIFA U20 World Cup with France over the summer months, looked bright until he was replaced midway through the second half by Oliver Giroud.

Despite another summer of relative transfer inactivity from Arsene Wenger, Gunners fans have reason to be hopeful of Sanogo’s potential.

He’s already proven himself in France, scoring nine times in 13 appearances after coming back from injury in the second half of last season for Auxerre.

Wenger previously said: “Sanogo is a good young signing for us. He has shown that 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.”

Maybe not the polished model then, but certainly eyebrows will be raised this season at the youngster and what he could bring in a few years time to the Emirates.

Arsenal’s league season kicks off against Aston Villa in just under two weeks time. Sanogo could earn himself a call-up to the squad if the North Londoners fail to sign another striker in that period.

Do you think Sanogo will be a hit in the Premier League this season? See how Arsenal are shaping up ahead of their first game of the season in the latest Paddy Power online football betting odds.

Watch the video below for some of Sanogo’s highlights prior to joining Arsenal.

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3 thoughts on “Arsenal Fans Get First Glimpse Of Sanogo

  1. I thought he was alright. However, I think overall Chuba Akpom deserves his crack at it first as he’s been excellent during preseason and was a revelation for the reserves last season. Its a bit unfair on the lad having worked so hard only to lose his place in the order of things just because Wenger see’s potential in the kid that nearly retired to be a postie. I really hope Chuba’s a strong character and doesn’t end up being forgotten

    Posted by Dylan | August 4, 2013, 9:24 pm
    • Well said Dylan. I didn’t see too many highlights but from what I heard and saw on Twitter Akpom was immense on Arsenal’s Asia tour and got quite a few goals too. Fair enough, the lad should be handed a chance – and not just a start in the League Cup as is going to be inevitable!

      Posted by Tom Bennett | August 4, 2013, 10:06 pm
  2. Reblogged this on oojay88's haven.

    Posted by oojay88 | August 4, 2013, 10:38 pm

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