Yaya Sanogo Profile
January 27, 1993
French striker Yaya Sanogo joined Arsenal from Auxerre in July 2013 – having come through the same youth ranks as Abou Diaby and Bacary Sagna.
The tall, powerful forward has made a substantial impact in his short career, scoring 11 goals in France’s Ligue 2 – including seven in two games in February 2013.
Quick on the ground and a resourceful finisher, his talent caught the eye of Arsenal, as well as other top clubs around Europe.
Yaya has represented his country from under-16 to under-21 levels, and was a key member of France’s victorious FIFA Under-20 World Cup-winning side just weeks after arriving at Arsenal. He was the side’s top scorer during the tournament, scoring four goals and impressing with his all-round play. He also showed calmness from the penalty spot, scoring a vital goal in a 1-1 draw against the United States that ensured France qualified from their group. Previously he had starred in the 2010 UEFA Under-17 Championship, scoring two goals in four minutes against Switzerland as France reached the semi-finals.
Before joining Auxerre, Yaya represented Parisien side Les Ulis – where none other than Thierry Henry began his career. Yaya bounced back from long-term injury to become an important member of Auxerre’s side last season.
He made his Arsenal debut in the Emirates Cup match against Galatasaray on August 4, 2013, coming close to breaking the deadlock early on, and will be looking to press his claim for a regular first-team spot as the season progresses.
Yaya Sanogo's Arsenal Career
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||Total|
|2013-2014||0 + 2||0||1 + 1||0||2||0||0||0||3 + 3||0|
|Total||0 + 2||0||1 + 1||0||2||0||0||0||3 + 3||0|