Yaya Sanogo misses an open goal from one-yard for Ajax

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Oh, Yaya Sanogo. The French striker's move to Arsenal just has not gone to plan. Having joined the Gunners in 2013, he has been shipped out on loan to Crystal Palace and Ajax.

He failed to find the net in 11 Premier League games for the Emirates club, and disappointed at Selhurst Park, taking his goalless streak to 21 league matches.Since moving to Amsterdam, he failed to score in the Eredivisie.

His loan switch to Holland was seen as an opportunity for Sanogo to impress Arsenal officials. However, after appearing in just three domestic matches for the famous Dutch club, his dreams of becoming the next Thierry Henry appear to be over.


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His spell at the Amsterdam Arena has been so disastrous that he has been demoted to Ajax's second team where, you guessed, he has failed to score in a league game.

Well, during a friendly against Almere City, Sanogo gave an example of why he has been unable to establish himself under Frank de Boer. (watch the video below)

Handed the number nine shirt for the game against the second division outfit, he was tasked with leading the line. 

After a header had ricocheted back of the post, Sanogo somehow managed to divert the ball wide from a yard out with the goal at his mercy.

Although, he did go on to score the equaliser as the game finished 1-1. Special mention must go to Almere's opening goal. What a strike.

Skip to 2:25 to see Sanogo's miss, 3:46 for his goal and 1:35 for Almere's opener.

Sanogo's career at Arsenal appears to be over before it had even started, and on this form it's clear to see why.

Arsenal fans, is there any hope for Yaya Sanogo at the Emirates? Let us know what you think

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