Is Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo the real deal?
After an impressive run in the Under-20 World Cup, fans should be excited about Sanogo
Arsene Wenger has made some poor signings in the past for Arsenal, especially in the forward position. But will new summer signing Yaya Sanogo impress at the Emirates?
Sanogo recently told reporters he was going to retire before he was 19 after suffering a broken leg. But since then Sanogo has shown tremendous dedication and potential, which has given him a chance to show his talent in the Premier League.
Last season the 20-year-old managed to score ten goals in thirteen games for Auxerre in the French second division, which is exceptional for such a young player. Not only that, the Frenchman recently won the under-20 World Cup, scoring four goals in seven games. He was on and off at the tournament, sometimes he would cause the opposition all types of problems and be unplayable, but in other games, especially the final, he was very quiet.
He is a very athletic player; big, strong, fast, great in the air. He has the potential to succeed in the Premier League. Because of this, he has been tipped to be the next Thierry Henry, these are definitely big shoes to fill.
With Lukas Podolski playing out on the wing, Arsenal only have Olivier Giroud at their disposal. This then means Sanogo could be in for a lot of playing time and can show his new manager and teammates what he's really about. His performances at the under-20 World Cup showed there is definitely potential but it is highly unlikely he will reach the heights of Henry.
There is also a lot at risk involved with signing the young forward as he's been struck with a lot of injury in the past, Arsenal fans will just be hoping he does not suffer another career threatening one.
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