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.
But he has failed to impress there either and has been given just 47 minutes of first team football in Holland, and it was revealed that Ajax had given up on him and want him to return to the Emirates early.The view that Sanogo is not even ready to play in the Eredvisie was revealed in a leaked report on the Ajax side by one of their ex-players, Tschen La Ling.
Sanogo will be 23 in January, but La Ling in quite scathing in his assessment of the striker and questions why no-one actually watched Sanogo before signing him on loan. His report said: “There are no scouting reports. The player has been signed based on the opinion of the head coach of Arsenal, Wenger.
“The statistics and quality of the player are very questionable. The player does not fit the profile – we seek an experienced striker who is ready and [Sanogo] has yet to ripen”.
If Sanogo is not anywhere near ready for an inferior League like the Eredvisie at the age of nearly 23, is there any chance he will be ready for a top team like Arsenal in the Premiership? I doubt it very much….