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Yaya Sanogo | Forward | #22

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 163

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Yaya Sanogo is hoping the future will bring a "complete season, without injury issues" following the news that Arsenal will not be renewing his contract.
The 24-year-old was limited to just 11 Premier League starts [210 minutes] after joining the Gunners from French side Auxerre four years ago. A series of niggling soft tissue injuries – hamstring and calf – saw Sanogo quickly fall down the pecking order before seeing out most of his current deal on-loan at Crystal Palace, Ajax and Charlton Athletic. Sanogo failed to fulfil his potential, as he continued to struggle due to his ongoing injury problems, the last of which kept him sidelined for almost seven months. However, Sanogo refused to blame Arsène Wenger for his injuries or a lack of minutes during his time at the Emirates: "He is not responsible. He is a great manager. He taught me a lot." Sanogo has been linked with a move to Serie A side Genoa after finishing the season playing for Arsenal Under-23s, the last of which saw him score a hat-trick in a 5-2 win at Reading. Sun, Jun 4, 2017 01:12:00 PM

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Forgotten man Yaya Sanogo won’t be pulling on the red of Arsenal anytime soon after Arsène Wenger confirmed the young French striker has been ordered to "rest completely."

The Gunners boss was speaking after their "disappointing performance" in the EFL Cup quarter-final defeat to Southampton in which he described his side as being "not good enough defensively" while they lacked urgency and were "weak in some departments." Fielding questions regarding his team selection, Wenger revealed Sanogo is unavailable because of a calf problem although the details of the injury remain "confidential." The 23-year-old, who has not played since a loan spell at Charlton earlier this year, has a "real medical problem" which is not "life threatening." Wenger went onto add: "I am not specialised enough to explain to you exactly what it is in his calf."
Source: The Mirror
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 05:29:00 AM

Eredivisie side Ajax have confirmed that Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has joined the club as part of a season long loan deal.

Sanogo arrived at the Emirates back in 2013 as a French youth international – under 20s – with a promising future but injury and lack of first team opportunities have restricted his development in recent times. A move to Crystal Palace on-loan in January returned just 3 PL starts and the decision was taken to send Sanogo out again as Wenger believes "he needs to play," to fulfil any potential. With regular football plus the opportunity of Champions League experience long-time admirer Frank de Boer sees this chance as the perfect platform to help Sanogo "make the next step." His departure leaves the Gunners’ a little lightweight upfront although Theo Walcott will have a more prominent role to play having fully recovered from knee surgery.
Source: London24
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 09:01:00 AM

Dutch paper De Telegraaf are reporting that Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo is headed to Ajax on loan for the upcoming season.

Following a disappointing season on loan at Loftus Road, Yaya Sanogo is going to try a different route to gaining the experience he needs to see if he can break into the first team at Arsenal. His next loan move sees him take a step back to the Eredivisie in hopes that the playing time will see him take two steps forward in the long run. Maybe Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp, on the coaching staff at Ajax, can get the best out of Sanogo.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 09:11:00 AM

Tony Pulis won the battle with the club he saved from relegation last season as West Brom beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

Yaya Sanogo had a goal called back and Yannick Bolasie had an audacious attempt denied as Crystal Palace couldn't convert 68% possession into even a single goal as West Brom beat them 2-0 at Selhurst Park. The Eagles had a major defensive breakdown early as James Morrison found himself all alone in the area for a headed goal in the second minute. Palace fought valiantly but despite their superior possession, they saw Craig Gardner score from long distance for the final 2-0 scoreline.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 12:20:00 PM

Yaya Sanogo has been out since early February with a hamstring injury but will be available again to face London rivals QPR in Week 29.

With Glenn Murray returning from suspension and in form, it remains to be seen what role Sanogo has now that he's healthy again. Anyone considering the forward should probably think twice and wait until Sanogo's place in Alan Pardew's line-up becomes more clear. It is likely that Sanogo will generally be a reserve while receiving the occasion spot start.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Yaya Sanogo will miss the game against his parent club in GW26 under the terms of his loan agreement although the striker has still not recovered fully from the hamstring strain he suffered against Newcastle at Selhurst Park 10 days ago.

The Arsenal striker has struggled with a number of muscular problems since his arrival from Auxerre and it was hoped the opportunity for regular first team football at Palace would help develop the youngster but this latest setback could mean around 2/3 weeks on the sidelines. However skipper Mile Jedinak has a chance following the ankle injury he picked up playing for Australia at the Asian Cup and James McArthur will be available after a thigh injury kept the midfielder out of last weekends’ FA Cup defeat to Liverpool. Alan Pardew also confirmed Johnathan Williams suffered a slight setback in his recovery from a groin strain - the full extent of which is still not known.
Source: Daily Star
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 07:52:00 PM

Yaya Sanogo has joined the Alan Pardew revolution at Crystal Palace on loan in an effort to gain Premier League playing time and keep the Eagles out of the relegation zone.

Opportunities have been few and far between for Yaya Sanogo since coming to Arsenal. With the likes of Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, and Danny Welbeck ahead of him in the pecking order for minutes at forward, a loan move to gain experience seems like a solid move for the player's development. The move to Crystal Palace who desperately need a center forward appears to be perfect for all parties. Sanogo's value could go up dramatically if he is given a run of games.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Steve Bruce and Arsene Wenger are discussing a possible loan deal for striker Yaya Sanogo.

Wenger had this to say regarding Sanogo: "He will go out on loan and my preference is in England. But we are short of an option in the Premier League. Hull is one opportunity. I spoke to Steve and he is interested but they have not positioned with us yet." Bruce agreed that the possibility was there, but wouldn't confirm one way or the other. "It’s been made clear that Sanogo might be available on loan and it’s something we’ll have a look at. If a player becomes available that will help us get better going forward then we’ll always try and act but we’ll have to wait and see. As usual, it will probably happen in the last couple of days of the window. Everyone’s jockeying for position." Crystal Palace are also reportedly interested in taking Sanogo.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 09:05:00 PM

With Olivier Giroud (suspension) out and Danny Welbeck (thigh) unlikely it appears that Yaya Sanogo will miss out on an opportunity to start at St. Mary's as he lacks match fitness.

Arsenal are struggling at forward yet again with Giroud suspended and other candidates to lead the line Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Yaya Sanogo all short of fitness in one way or the other heading into New Years Day. Theo Walcott may get a place on the bench but look for Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to join Alexis Sanchez in the attack. Not ideal for such an important match but it appears that Arsene Wenger will have little choice.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:21:00 PM

With Olivier Giroud suspended for Arsenal's next three matches Yaya Sanogo could get a start between Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck.

Arsene Wenger will have multiple options to replace Giroud. Danny Welbeck could revert to a more central role where, truth told, he was more effective than he has been in Theo Walcott's wide right role. Wenger could also choose Yaya Sanogo who has recently returned from a hamstring injury suffered against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Welbeck seems certain to start either way but where he plays will be very influential on his potential value.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Yaya Sanogo scored his first Arsenal goal against Dortmund early but went off with an apparent hamstring injury in the late going. He is currently being assessed.

Things at the forward position are getting desperate at Arsenal. Olivier Giroud wasn't yet fit enough to be in the squad for the Wednesday match. Danny Welbeck is now dealing with a knee injury that is still being evaluated. Theo Walcott is still finding his way back to fitness. On top of all that, Yaya Sanogo limped off against Dortmund with a hamstring injury. Might Lukas Podolski actually get a start against West Brom on Saturday? Tune in to Arsenal's Team News on Friday to find out.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Yaya Sanogo will miss Arsenals’ trip to Turkey after the Arsenal striker suffered a hamstring injury during the last gasp win over Crystal Palace.

Arsene Wenger confirmed during today’s pre-match press conference that Yaya Sanogo and Kieran Gibbs will remain at clubs training facility after the duo suffered hamstring injuries on Saturday . The full extent of the problem is not yet known although Gibbs could for out for between 2/3 weeks, however Laurent Koscielny is likely to recover from an Achilles injury while Mathieu Flamini with also re-join the squad. Arsenal travel to Turkey to take on Besiktas in a UEFA Champions League play-off game.
Source: Express
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Yaya Sanogo had a golden opportunity to draw Arsenal even in stoppage time but he put his shot way over the bar and Arsenal lost 1-0 away at Stoke.

Arsenal's attack was listless all day but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came on late to provide some opportunities. The best one he created came in stoppage time when he got to the touch line and centered back for a wide open Yaya Sanogo. The Arsenal forward was under no pressure but he never got over the ball and he sent it well over the cross bar. Opportunity lost. City and Chelsea have also dropped points at Stoke this season but these were points that Arsenal couldn't afford to drop with matches against Everton, Spurs, Chelsea, and Manchester City coming up in the league along with critical FA Cup and Champions League matches.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Yaya Sanogo made his first start for Arsenal's first team in the FA Cup match against Liverpool and impressed even in the absence of a goal.

The 21 year-old forward was given his first start in an important match and the moment didn't look too big for him. While he didn't score, he was dangerous with his combination of speed, strength and long limbs. His best sequence was when he won the ball in the box, controlled it, and volleyed it towards goal only to see it blocked. The rebound found it's way to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal's first goal. Given his performance it seems likely that Wenger will give him a chance to move ahead of Nicklas Bendtner as Olivier Giroud's main deputy. So long as this is his role, he has minimal fantasy value but an extended run of matches could see him produce some value at a low price.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 03:57:00 PM