Arsenal transfer news: Yaya Sanogo set to leave

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Arsenal transfer news is the best news for Arsenal fans to look at in the January transfer window. You don't want to be left behind in those playground and/or pub conversations, do you? That is why you're here and in this day and age, few of us have time to spare – I've already wasted enough of it already. So let's get started.

The day kicked off with news that Yaya Sanogo was edging closer to agreeing a temporary departure from north London. Arsene Wenger admitted that he was keen for the France striker to go on loan to a Premier League club but said interest on these shores was as dry as a desert (not his exact words). After one goal in 20 appearances, that is not really a surprise.

Sanogo may not be the only striker to leave Arsenal this month as Chuba Akpom has emerged as a surprise target for Borussia Dortmund. The Arsenal academy product has just six months to run on his contract and is yet to agree an extension. His lack of first team football suggests his days as a Gunner are numbered.

Who could possibly replace Akpom should he depart for the Bundesliga? Well Ian Wright thinks Arsenal should launch an £80 million for Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan is being tipped to depart the Nou Camp this summer and Wright thinks he is worth as much as Cristiano Ronaldo and also presumably reckons Arsenal can afford it.

While a move for Suarez looks highly unlikely, the deal to bring Krystian Bielik to the Emirates is very much on. Arsene Wenger confirmed his interest and suggested talks were ongoing for the Polish teenager. Arsenal have already seen a £1.6 million bid rejected with his club Legia Warsaw holding out for £2.5 million.

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Wenger was happy to confirm interest in the 17-year-old but ruled out bids for Real Madrid star Isco and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. The Arsenal boss said he already had too many attackers to find room for Isco while he has faith in his current batch of goalkeepers. 

One footballer who has arrived this month is 15-year-old Henry Wise. The youngster left QPR, where he was highly rated, to join up with coaches at the Hale End academy. And yes, he is the son of Chelsea legend and former Millwall manager Dennis Wise.

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