The young Yaya Sanogo arrived at Arsenal four years ago with a reputation of being the next Didier Drogba, but he quickly fell out of contention with injuries and fitness problems, and in the end only scored one competitive goal for Arsenal in his whole Arsenal career.
But now it is over and he confirmed it by saying: “I’m free. The adventure ends.” But he then explained that he hadn’t played much because of his ongoing injury problems. After we won our title of under-20 world champion in Turkey (in 2013), I was quickly launched into the bath by Arsene Wenger.” Sanogo said in L’Equipe (translated by the http://dailycannon.com/2017/06/sanogo-confirms-he-will-leave-arsenal-this-month/)
“I play, including a qualifying match for the Champions League, against Fenerbahçe. And then I hurt myself.
“Yes (my back), a herniated disc. I did not have an operation. But from that moment on, my body often let me go.
“The wounds have cut off my momentum. There are times when I was well. I remember the summer of 2014 when, during the Emirates Cup, I put a quadruple against Benfica (5-1).
“And then there were bad choices, and I may not always do what is necessary to impose on me.”
This past season, he was yet again injured and missed the first half of the season. “My left calf is healed. It kept me away from the fields for almost seven months. I resumed in January, with a physical trainer.
“I was able to play again with the Arsenal reserves.”
Well it was inevitable that Arsenal were going to let his contract run out, and that will free up a wage for someone that will actually play (I hope!)