Every Arsenal fan is waiting for some real transfer news telling us that the Gunners have secured the signature of a top defensive midfielder or a top-of-the-range centre-back, but instead we have seen Lukas Podolski move to Inter Milan, Benik Afobe sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and now Arsenal have confirmed that Yaya Sanogo has moved to the other side of the Thames to try and help Crystal Palace stay out of the relegation dogfight.
Here is an excerpt from the official anouncement on Arsenal.com: “A France Under-21 international, he scored three times in four games for Les Bleus during their qualifying campaign for the Under-21 European Championship. He was also a key member of France’s victorious Fifa Under-20 World Cup-winning side in 2013, finishing the tournament as his side’s top scorer.
Sanogo joins Crystal Palace for the opportunity to gain more first team experience.
Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Yaya the best of luck during his time at Selhurst Park.”
Sanogo has definitely underperformed when given a chance to impress with Arsenal, except against teams called Benfica, so we can only hope that he regains his scoring boots at Palace and comes back in the summer full of confidence, but I doubt it!