Arsenal Football Club, has completed the signing of French youth international striker Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre.
The 20-year-old signed a three-year contract with Auxerre in October 2009. It is now confirmed that the French under-20 striker has signed a long-term contract at Arsenal FC when his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit expires.
Sanogo, both of Ivoirian and Malian decent scored 11 goals in 24 appearances for Auxerre, and currently with France at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.
He scored twice in the group stages which helped his side qualify for the knock-out stage, where they face the host nation.Responding to the news of the recruitment, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said Sanogo was a good young signing for the team.
“He has shown he has potential with his recent performances for Auxerre and also for the France Under-20 side.
“We are looking forward to Yaya joining us and continuing his promising career.”
Sanogo will be the Arsenal’s first signing of the summer, with the club keen on bringing in a top-class marksman in the coming days.