Arsenal striker Sanogo poised for January loan move

Arsenal are set to allow striker Yaya Sanogo to leave the club on loan in January in order for the Frenchman to play regular first-team games and boost his confidence, BBC Sport has reported.

He joined the club in the summer of 2013 on a free transfer from Auxerre to provide some competition for first choice centre-forward Olivier Giroud, but has only made eight starts and 19 appearances overall during his time at the Emirates Stadium. From those he has one goal, scored in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund in November.

The arrival of Danny Welbeck in August has led to Sanogo’s opportunities becoming more limited, while manager Arsene Wenger also has Lukas Podolski, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and promising youngster Chuba Akpom to choose from along with the in-form Giroud.

It is likely that the 21-year-old will be sent to another Premier League club rather than moving overseas, with Wenger hoping that such a move would allow Sanogo to get completely to grips with the demands of the English top-flight and make him a better player for when he returns to North London in the summer.

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