Yaya Sanogo joins Ajax on loan

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Arsenal have loaned out their young striker Yaya Sanogo to Ajax until the end of the season as he looks to establish himself as a first-team striker for the London club.

The young Frenchman has been used 20 times in all competitions by Arsenal and has only scored one goal during that time.

He has also failed to score in the Premier League despite making another 10 appearances for Crystal Palace last season.


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However, there is clearly something that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger sees in the 22-year-old as he finally completed his loan move to Holland.

Experience is key

Despite the only goal he has scored for Arsenal came in the Champions League, Arsene Wenger wants him to play more games but away from Arsenal.

The Arsenal manager was quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "He needs to play. He's ready and he has an opportunity to play in the Champions League, which is good experience."

The move is supported by the manager of Ajax, Frank de Boer, who was quoted by Goal as saying: “He’s obviously had a lot of competition at Arsenal and was very young when he arrived there.

“He showed a lot when he was 17 at Auxerre, albeit in the second tier, but he’s also come to the fore with Arsene Wenger.

"He stands to be a great talent, it’s just difficult to get there at Arsenal.

“I think we can give him the opportunity to once again show that he has talent.

"Wenger is also still fully behind the idea that he is a top class player. He just needs to make the next step now.”

Yaya Sanogo has also supported the club's decision to send him out on loan to Ajax and he has big ambitions to emulate some former Ajax legends.

The Frenchman commented: "My reference [for the move] is Zlatan and Kanu – legends who played for Ajax."

Clearly the young man is out to impress many people in Holland and also England. 

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