Young Frenchman looking forward to linking up with Gunners.
Yaya Sanogo has confirmed that he will be moving to Arsenal this summer, telling Sky Sports he is looking forward to meeting his new team-mates.
The 20-year-old is a highly rated young striker, who will become the third player in recent history to move from Auxerre to the Emirates Stadium, after Abou Diaby and Bacary Sagna.
Sanogo is a tall, strong and pacey forward who has had some troubles with injuries, but who should give the Gunners something a bit different upfront next season.
Arsene Wenger is known for having an eye for young talent and giving a chance to lesser-known players, and this will no doubt have played a part in persuading Sanogo to join the club.
“Arsenal could be a great club for me, I scored nine goals this season with Auxerre and they think I can improve my level in England,” he said.
“I am pleased to be following in the footsteps of Abou Diaby who came through from Auxerre.
“There are many teams interested in me, but Arsenal is my choice.”
Sanogo was also watched by Tottenham and Chelsea, but will become the first signing of the summer for Arsenal, though probably not the last as Wenger has reportedly been given £70million to spend in this year’s transfer window.
The likes of Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic and and Valencia’s Adil Rami are also long-time targets who are likely to join.