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.

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