This Arsenal star has shockingly revealed that he was homeless and living on the streets before his dream move to the Emirates…
Arsenal’s young striker Yaya Sanogo has revealed that before his transfer to the Emirates Stadium he was living on the streets in France, as reports the Metro.
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Since his transfer from Auxerre in 2013 the 21-year-old has been a bit of an enigma for the Gunners. The forward appears to have all the attributes required to succeed in the Premier League, but is still yet to score a professional goal for the the club despite being given numerous chances.
Sanogo looked to be set for a breakout season at the start of the new campaign, scoring a hat-trick against Benfica in the Emirates Cup in pre season.
Yet he failed to keep up the momentum and now yet another injury has stunted the Frenchman’s growth.
The attacker has asked the fans to be patient with him though, explaining that it has been a meteoric rise and he needs time to adapt and settle in.
“I feel pressure of course,” Sanogo was quoted by the Metro.
“Just three years ago I was living on the streets. Today I’m playing for Arsenal. I need time.
“I just wanted to be a footballer when I was at Auxerre, but then I got injured for two years. Then Arsenal found me and took a chance.”
With the introduction of Danny Welbeck on deadline day Sanogo may be moved down the pecking order somewhat though.
With Olivier Giroud out until the new year however, he may still get a chance to prove his worth to Arsene Wenger in the coming months.
His scoring record for Auxerre was excellent, while his record at youth level is even more impressive and it is surely just a matter of time before he matures and comes good at the Emirates.