Yaya made steady progress in his first season with Arsenal. The forward made his debut as a late substitute in the win over Fulham in August before sustaining a back injury which kept him out of action for six months.
The young Frenchman was then handed his first start in the FA Cup fifth round-tie against Liverpool, when his physical presence played a part in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's opener. Yaya retained his place in the team for the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich three days later and again made an impact with his energy and hold-up play. He went on to make 14 appearances.
Yaya Sanogo Profile
January 27, 1993
The tall forward joined Arsenal from Auxerre in July 2013, having come through the same youth ranks as Abou Diaby and Bacary Sagna.
Yaya has represented his country from under-16 to under-21 level, and was a key member of France’s victorious FIFA Under-20 World Cup-winning side. He was the side’s top scorer during the tournament, scoring four goals and impressing with his all-round play. 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 Sanogo's Arsenal Career
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||Total|
|2013-2014||0 + 8||0||1 + 1||0||3 + 1||0||0||0||4 + 10||0|
|Total||2 + 8||0||1 + 1||0||3 + 1||0||0||0||7 + 10||0|