The new Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew seems very positive about the arrival of the Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo on loan, and promises to give him ample game-time to prove that he has the talent to make it in the Premier League.
“Yaya comes into our club with much more of an even chance of starting or playing,” he told reporters. “I spoke to Arsene [Wenger], and he has high regard for the player and feels that it would be good for Arsenal and for him to come on loan.
“It’s a platform for him, no more than that, to see if he is ready to be a Premier League player for Arsenal. He needs to prove that here, and his first few days training have been very good and we’re pleased to have him.”
“He has a fantastic CV, full of all the grades you need before you become a Premier League player. He’s done all that, he’s an U21 French international, etc.”
Wenger himself seems to believe that Sanogo can do well at Palace, despite he youngster’s failure to get a single Premiership goal for Arsenal. Le Prof said: “Look, Sanogo needs to play,”
“For me, he needs to play in the Premier League. Then we’ll know much more about him. I think he’s ready – it’s a very interesting challenge for him to have that responsibility. It’s part of the development of the player.”
Hopefully it will be good for him, a new environment, not so many World Class players to be awed by. If Pardew can get the lad’s confidence back up it can only be good for Sanogo and Arsenal.