Wenger refuses to let Sanogo go to Bordeaux

The Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is obviously keen on making a return to Ligue 1 where he showed his early promise with Auxerre, but as the Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud said: “We are working on the arrival of Sanogo. He wants to come to us, it’s a certainty,”

“The goal is to have him for Monaco [Bordeaux’s next game on Sunday]. We asked for Arsenal to keep us informed.

“They had given me as a response date of Tuesday or Wednesday. I explained that I prefer Tuesday.”

So Wednesday night has arrived and there is still no deal done with the French giants, and now the Express is reporting that Wenger has refused to allow Sanogo his wish and wants the 21 year-old to prove himself in the Premiership rather than take a step backwards to the softer French League.

Aston Villa, Sunderland and Crystal Palace have been reported to be possible destinations for the French U21 striker, so I only hope that Sanogo buckles down to his manager’s wishes and goes on to prove himself in the “toughest League in the world” and comes back to the Emirates as a proven goalscorer.

He certainly needs to lose that nickname of SaNoGoals very quickly before he starts to believe it himself….

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  1. CraigZWE says:

    Sure he does believe it, he is just trying to milk the club the same way Diaby has been doing.

  2. CraigZWE says:

    But I guess you can’t blame the players

  3. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Sanogo is contracted to Arsenal…he shld listen to the club orders…..

    if hes ask to go he go

    if he ask to play DM he plays DM…..


  4. fred cowardly says:

    Wenger prefers Sanogo to Podolski
    I have a feeling Wenger was vindictive towards Podolski. Podolski is no Aguero by any means but he was our best finisher. It boggles the mind How he would refuse to play him let alone loan him off.

    If he scores lots of goals for Mancini I will not be surprised. Sanogo has to stay if Wenger refuses to get another striker

    If on the other hand Wenger loans of all 3 (Podolski, Sanogo, Campbell) then Wenger almost has to get another striker

    But then again I said the same thing when he sold Vermaelen and loaned Jenkison. Wenger left our defense lacking

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      he didint score alot of goals for Cologne and they relegated

      1. Ks-Gunner says:

        frankly he scred a bunch, 18 goals

        1. Budd says:

          … and they relegated.

  5. fred cowardly says:


    January 25 we play Brighton Fa cup
    Feb 1 we play Aston Villa @ home.

    I think this is a good time to give Sanchez a break.
    At least give him a day off against Brighton and put him on bench for Villa.

    Surely, we can beat Brighton without Sanchez with the likes of Ozil, Cazorla, Walcott, Ox, Giroud, Welbeck etc.

    Sanchez has played every game and has played every game with high intensity and passion. This takes a toll on the body. Both physically and mentally. He is susceptible to injury and burn out if we don’t rest him periodically

    He is our BEST player by far. Don’t want to lose him.

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      we lost to a league 2 or 3 club few years back…with our first team…..Brighton is no pushovers

  6. SaveArsenal says:

    He needs to go to the PL, not France.
    Guy can score, he scored a lot in France and U21’s but was thrown in at the deep end when he came to us when he should have been loaned.

  7. jonestown1 says:

    Fred – this is why it is so much fun being an Arsenal supporter at the moment – the divergence of opinion is wonderful. Whilst it may “boggle” your mind as to why AW hadn’t used LP much and packed him off to Serie A on loan it makes absolute complete and utter sense to me. The guy has a howitzer in his left boot and…..and well frankly not much else of what this team needs at the moment. He is hardly versatile nor industrious – the only place he can feasibly play is in that wide-ish left slot – we don’t even play a system to utilise his undoubted best use as a second striker. And when we have Sanchez, Carzorla, Ozil and Welbeck who can all play where he plays then for me he is 5th choice at best. Could have kept him as decent impact sub but a player of his pedigree and CV deserves more. A loan at a struggling and desperate mid-table Inter looks like the best he could do. Still love the guy though.

  8. jaweant says:

    Why are we discussing? Let him go. He won’t get a chance to play here.

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:


      Giroud, Monreal, Per, Kos, Debuchy, Jenko, Bellerin, Shez, Ospina, Ox, Gibbs, Sanago, Diaby, Coquelin, Carzola, Rosicky, Flamini, Arteta, Walcott Gnabry, Ryo, Poldi, Welbeck and Ozil are not Arsenal quality or material…

      they should be released along with Wenger

      time to rebuild the team

      1. kia_SA says:

        Hafeez, should we change our team name too?

  9. Skandalouz says:

    Well if Wenger insists on Sanogo staying, we can rule out signing a new striker this month. No Cavani and no Dybala. We don’t really need that anyways and especially not for their humongous fees. Invest the money in 2 proper defensive signings and we’ll be 5 steps ahead in the good direction!

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