Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly decided to send young striker Yaya Sanogo on loan in January transfer window to help him get some more first-team action.
The Frenchman netted his first competitive goal for the Gunners in their 2-0 home win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, but has struggled to break into the first-team regularly this season, playing just three times in the Premier League.
BBC journalist David Ornstein tweeted that the 21 year old was likely to be on his way out, with the Gunners keen to give the youngster some much needed top flight experience and confidence after a poor start to his career at the Emirates.
Sanogo to leave Arsenal on loan in Jan. Another PL club most likely. #AFC want him to get game time & confidence. 1 goal in 19 since joining
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) December 19, 2014
The youngster’s chances of playing regularly are almost negligent with the return of Theo Walcott from a lengthy injury layoff. We now have Welbeck, Sanchez, Giroud, Podolski and Walcott all vying for a first team place and I don’t think we would need Sanogo for the remainder of the season.
The decision seems the right one considering that he could use this remaining part of the season to get some game time at the top level. He has been good so far this season and has impressed many with his control and physical presence in the attack, but the only thing that was lacking is his finishing. The immaturity is showing in his shots which will improve as he plays more and more, which he is likely to get if h leaves on loan.
Sanogo will interest some Premier League clubs who need a physical presence up front mainly Crystal Palace or Queens park Rangers who opt for systems where the striker need not bear the sole responsibility to score the goals. If Sanogo does leave on loan then Campbell is likely to get more chances from the bench and in the Cup games too.
Does Sanogo have a future at Arsenal?