Arsenal ace set for surprise January departure

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo will be shipped out on loan in January, according to BBC Sport.

The 21-year-old has failed to make any real impact since signing as a free agent in 2013 after leaving French club Auxerre.

The France youth international has scored just one goal in 19 appearances for the Gunners, eight of which have been starts. And such a return has led to Arsene Wenger decided to send him out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience.

It is believed Wenger would prefer him to leave for a Premier League club instead of going abroad, but the Gunners are yet to receive any offers.

Sanogo has struggled to hold down a regular first-team position, with the likes of Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Lukas Podolski and even Chuba Akpom ahead of him in the pecking order.