Transfer news

Sanogo excited about joining Arsenal

May 21, 2013
By ESPN staff

Arsenal target Yaya Sanogo has admitted that he cannot wait to make the move to North London next season.

Yaya Sanogo
GettyImagesYaya Sanogo has been playing in the French second division for Auxerre

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Friday that the club were close to bolstering their attacking line-up
with the signing of the young Auxerre striker, and now the 20-year-old has stated that Arsenal are his only choice if he is to move across the Channel.

"Arsenal could be a great club for me," Sanogo told Sky Sports. "I scored nine goals this season with Auxerre and they think I can improve my level in England.

"I am pleased to be following in the footsteps of Abou Diaby who came through from Auxerre. There are many teams interested in me, but Arsenal is my choice."

Sanogo has scored nine times in 11 Ligue 2 games this season, and began his career as a schoolboy with Les Ulis, where Arsenal legend Thierry Henry also came through the ranks.