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Yaya Sanogo: What Arsenal should expect

Wenger made Sanogo his first summer signing (©GettyImages)
Wenger made Sanogo his first summer signing (©GettyImages).

Arsenal signed Yaya Sanogo on a long term contract from Auxerre on a free transfer and there are high hopes for the young Frenchman.

The 20-year-old has represented his country on many occasions from the under 16's all the way up to the under 21's.

Sanogo was part of a successful French under 20 team which won the World Cup for the first time in their history. 

There is no clear indication whether he will be playing first-team football or taking part in reserve action in his early involvement with the club. 

Arsene Wenger must have seen something special in Sanogo to buy him as early as he did. Wenger has been known to sign youngsters in the past with some being more successful than others. 

In the 2012/13 season Sanogo bagged himself 10 goals and one assist in 13 appearances for Auxerre in Ligue 2. 

He is very strong in the air due to his 6'3 build and makes the most of his strength to shrug off opponents. 

As well as this, Sanogo has a powerful shot which, combined with good movement on and off the ball, allows him to get into good goalscoring positions. Of course there will be weaknesses in the Frenchman's game which is normal for such a young player. 

Whether he turns out to be a good player or another one of Wenger's failure's remains to be seen but he has lots of potential and room for improvement and there reason why he cannot be a success at Arsenal.

 

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