When Arsenal bought Yaya Sanogo from the French side Auxerre three seasons ago, he was hailed as a hot young talent and was expected to flourish under Arsene Wenger’s tutelage. But after two years of doing not-very-much at Arsenal, he was sent out on loan at Dutch side Ajax, where it was hoped he would be learning from our past-master Dennis Bergkamp and manager Frank De Boer.
The French youngster Yaya Sanogo looked to be an incredible prospect when Arsenal signed him from Auxerre two summers ago. He was 20 years old, 6ft 4in tall, and had an excellent scoring record of 26 goals in 52 games for the French club.
It is an excellent bit of Arsenal transfer news that Wenger is sending Wojciech Szczesny off to Roma for next season and hopefully keeping David Ospina as backup if (God forbid!) Petr Cech gets injured. This is the obvious solution for all concerned but admittedly many Gooners were worried that Szczesny would be retained while Ospina was going to sold.
Latest transfer reports coming out of Ajax talk about the possibility of the Dutch giants signing Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has reportedly been in touch with the Gunners to find out about his availability.
It looks like the Arsenal captain is not going to change his mind about leaving the club. And recent transfer rumours suggest that Thomas Vermaelen has already agreed the personal terms of his potential transfer to Manchester United, where the new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is apparently planning to use the Belgium international as a modern sort of sweeper in a three man defensive line.