Yaya Sanogo heading for Arsenal exit in January

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Sunderland, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have all approached Arsenal with the interest of taking striker Yaya Sanogo on a loan deal for the remainder of the season in January, according to talkSPORT.

The return of Olivier Giroud from injury has forced the Frenchman out of Arsene Wenger's plans with Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez both covering good form.

Wenger wants to do what is in the best interest of the 21-year-old so has accepted to listen to any loan offers only for his services until the end of the season.

Long time coming

Sanogo finally hit the back of the net to end an overdue wait for his first Gunners goal when he capitalised on a defensive mistake in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund about a month ago.

With his aerial threat and predatory pace, Sanogo could be a key asset to either of the three teams that have so far approached Arsenal concerning his services.

big potential

Since arriving in north London from Auxerre, the Frenchman has been limited in his game time and has only featured in 11 fixtures under Arsene Wenger.

From what I have seen from Sanogo, I rate him very highly. He is still young so obviously he will make plenty of mistakes but they will be resolved with experience and that is something that he is unlikely to get with Arsenal, so a loan move could do him the world of good.

Vital experience

You never know, if a loan switch turns out to be successful, Sanogo and Wenger may both come to a mutual decision in making a move to a possible suitor permanent.

The Arsenal boss stated "we want Yaya to get as much experience as possible. If it works out for him then he may have a new path for the future but if not, we will send him elsewhere to try again."

"If the worst comes to worst, we will keep him here so he can gain a little more maturity and then when he is older, we shall offer a second chance."

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