Yaya Sanogo Official Arsenal Announcement

Yesterday
evening, 1st July 2013 at around 8-30pm GMT, Arsenal Football Club
announced the signing of French youth international Yaya Sanogo, who has joined
on a long-term contract.

Of course
he is not a huge name yet, but there is no one more equipped than Arsène Wenger
at identifying talent. He clearly has a plan for him and it will indeed be
exciting to watch him in an Arsenal shirt!

For a
further insight into Yaya Sanogo, why not take another look at Le Groove’s
recent blog!

The following statement is
reproduced with the kind permission of the Communications Department at Arsenal
Football Club, as it appeared on www.arsenal.com – Thanks guys!

French
striker Yaya Sanogo joins Club

Arsenal Football Club is delighted
to announce that French youth international Yaya Sanogo has joined on a long-term
contract.

The
20-year-old striker, who joins as a free agent after leaving Auxerre, made a
total of 24 appearances and scored 11 goals during his time with the Ligue 2
side.

Sanogo,
who joined Auxerre as a 14-year-old, has represented his country at under-16,
under-17 and under-19 levels, and is currently playing for France in the Fifa
Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Sanogo
has impressed during the tournament, scoring in two of his country’s three
matches, helping France qualify for the knockout phase.

Arsène
Wenger said: “Sanogo is a good young signing for us. He has shown that he has
potential with his recent performances for Auxerre and also for the France
Under-20 side. We are looking forward to Yaya joining us and continuing his
promising development.”

The
deal is subject to the completion of formal registration processes, with Sanogo
joining up with his new team-mates after his participation in the Under-20
World Cup.

Sanogo’s
shirt number will be revealed on the Club’s official Twitter account @Arsenal in due course.

Everyone
at Arsenal looks forward to welcoming Yaya to the Club.

1st
July 2013

Ends.

Let us hope that this is
the beginning of many quality signings for Arsenal! – We would be interested to
know your views, so please feel free to comment below, or you can tweet me @jeremylebor or @GunnersTown

Jeremy
Lebor


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