Arsenal Striker Doesn’t Need To Score Goals Says Crystal Palace Manager Alan Pardew

Pardew gives his assessment on Sanogo.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says that Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo doesn’t need to score goals and his strength is his unpredictability.

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Sanogo completed a loan move to Selhurst Park until the end of the season earlier in January and Pardew thinks the 21-year-old will bring chaos to his team.

The France Under-21 international has failed to truly impress since arriving at the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer from Auxerre in the summer of 2013.

Sanogo has managed to score just one goal for the Gunners in 20 appearances in all competitions – against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Yet clearly Pardew is not concerned about the striker’s lack of proficiency in front of goal and instead wants the Frenchman to disturb opposition defenders with his unique style of play.

Sanogo will be in good company at Palace with Marouane Chamakh another forward who failed to truly make a mark at the Emirates.

Pardew has a tough task on his hands to stop the Eagles being relegated from the Premier League after leaving Newcastle United and succeeding Neil Warnock in South London.

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