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Arsenal Close to Signing French u-21 Striker Yaya Sanogo On Free Transfer [VIDEO]

Yaya Sanogo 600x400 Arsenal Close to Signing French u 21 Striker Yaya Sanogo On Free Transfer [VIDEO]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club are close to signing striker Yaya Sanogo. Looking at Wenger’s checklist… is he French? Check. Is he young? Check (he’s 20). Is he a cheap signing? Yes. He’s coming in on a free transfer. He meets all the criteria of a trademark Wenger signing.

Yaya Sanogo currently plays for Auxerre where he’s scored 10 goals in 19 league appearances. Plus he’s been capped for France at u-16, u-17, u-19 and u-21 levels.

“We are advanced with him but it’s not done,” said Wenger. But he added that he was very confident of completing the signing for the out-of-contract striker who has been plauying in the second division in France.

The concern for Arsenal supporters is that he’s still young, not proven in a top league and is not an experienced footballer that Arsenal needs (that will cost them a lot more than a free transfer).

Here’s video footage of Yaya Sanogo scoring four goals for Auxerre in their 5-4 win against Stade Laval.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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One Response to Arsenal Close to Signing French u-21 Striker Yaya Sanogo On Free Transfer [VIDEO]

  1. simon adamu ali says:

    Flamini will sign for arsenal in the next hours

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