There has been talk that will please the majority of Arsenal fans. This being that Yaya Sanogo will be loaned out in January in order to gain experience of the Premier League away from Arsenal.
I welcome this news, but not for the same reason that most Arsenal fans do. Many fans of the club think he does not have what it takes to be a top player. I would argue that we have not seen what he can actually do. He has all the assets to work in the premier league. He is quick, has the power and is always in the right position. Where he currently is lacking is his finishing.
In the red and white shirt of Arsenal we are yet to see the clinical finishing he produced for Auxerre or France U21. Injuries are the reason behind the lack of confidence in front of goal. Given a run of games and a few more goals behind him, Yaya could be good. We simply have had no chance to judge the lad.
Unfortunately we are in position to be chucking in players for the future. So a loan move away is required. I would love to see Yaya given the chance for a side like QPR or Crystal Palace.
When considering players of a similar nature to Sanogo, the go to name is Drogba. He was nowhere near the talent of Sanogo at the same age. In Drogba’s own words a combative striker only matures after the age of 26. So with that logic we should give the lad a chance.
Also note that after 1 season at Chelsea people were saying Drogba is not good enough. What a second season he had. Give Sanogo a chance and then judge.
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