Arsenal striker Sanogo confident the goals will come

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has said that he will start to score goals regularly for the North London club once he manages to open his account, the Metro is reporting.

Sanogo was brought to Arsenal from Auxerre in the summer of 2013 and has so far made 17 competitive appearances for the club without scoring, most recently in the 1-1 draw with Leicester City on August 31.

With first-choice striker Olivier Giroud having been struck down by injury, it appeared that Sanogo would be given his chance, but the Gunners moved to sign Manchester United and England star Danny Welbeck for £16m on transfer deadline day.

The 21-year-old had a strong pre-season with Arsenal including a four-goal salvo in an Emirates Cup match against Benfica. He also scored twice for the France U-21 side against Kazakhstan recently, and as a result he believes the goals will start to flow at the Emirates Stadium as soon as gets his first.

‘When you come out of Ligue 2 and you end up in a duel with [Manchester City’s Vincent] Kompany, it is not an easy task,’ he said.

‘On all aspects (of my game) I’ve evolved. When you train with great players every day, you progress. When you play big teams, it helps gain experience. The fans expect me to score more, but once the first one goes in they’ll come.

At 21, it’s not easy to play striker at Arsenal. You have to fight every day to prove your worth. But Wenger just pushes me to continue my work will eventually pay off.’

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