Sanogo confirms Arsenal exit and won't blame Wenger for his lack of games

ShareClose Comments
The striker, who scored one goal in four years for the club, has seen his time at the Gunners come to an end after an injury-plagued spell

Yaya Sanogo has confirmed he is leaving Arsenal when his contract at the Emirates Stadium expires in the summer.

The French striker joined the club from Auxerre four years ago but failed to make an impact, playing just 20 competitive games and scoring a single goal.

'Szczesny wants Roma stay'

Sanogo went out on loan four times during his time with the Gunners, but says he does not blame Arsene Wenger for not playing him.

“The adventure ends,” he told L'Equipe.

“I maybe did not always do what was necessary to impose myself.

“But Wenger is a great manager and he taught me a lot.”

Yaya Sanogo Arsenal

The 24-year-old also rued the injuries that he felt cost him the chance to shine, including a calf injury which meant he was sidelined for seven months.

“There is this frustration about not knowing what the source of my pain was,” he continued

“I came back in January, with a fitness trainer, and I was able to play again for Arsenal's reserves.

“It was very hard when I was injured. You feel so mentally alone.”

Arsenal favourites to sign Mahrez

However, Sanogo still remembers his better times at Arsenal – including a famous four-goal haul in pre-season, recalling: "There were moments where I was good.

“I remember the summer of 2014 when, during the Emirates Cup, I scored a quadruple against Benfica.”

Next article:
The Sound of Excitement: Guess the goal - Which classic Champions League strike is this?
Next article:
Transfer news: The latest rumours from Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the top teams
Next article:
The story of Chelsea’s failed attempt to sign Roma warrior Nainggolan
Next article:
Stones satisfied with strong Manchester City showing
Next article:
Ashley Young's incredible Man Utd revival
Close