Young French ace talks up Gunners move.
Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo has spoke of the impression made upon him by Arsenal ahead of his proposed move this summer, Sky Sports reports.
The highly rated 20-year-old is set to join up with the Gunners when the transfer window opens in July and he has said that he considers himself lucky to in the position that he’s in now after coming close to giving up the game not long ago.
“I wanted to stop. I told myself it was useless to go on and to imperil my health,” he told France Football.
“I could not run any longer. I had too much pain, the doctors didn’t know what to do. But, one day I went for a jog and step by step I made my way back.”
Sanogo also discussed how difficult he found his decision to join Arsenal at first after a number of club’s in his homeland showed an interest in him, but now he believes that he has made the right choice.
“I told my agent the choice would be made between these two clubs. Lille’s coach Rudi Garcia called me all the time. I hesitated a lot.
“Gilles Grimandi [Arsenal scout] came to see me from time to time at Auxerre too. One day he called me for a meeting in a Paris hotel and Arsene Wenger was there. I was very impressed.
“Wenger told me I would get opportunities and reassured me about my injury. He told me he had followed me for years. That meeting was very important and today I am an Arsenal player,” he added.
“It will be an amazing adventure. I am just eager to start in one of the best leagues in the world. It is a dream that has come true.”