Arsenal fans’ dreams of some January transfer business have come true so far this month.
Ok, so they would’ve preferred seeing some players coming in that going out, but I suppose you can’t always have it your own way.
After Lukas Podolski completed his loan move to Inter Milan last week, it was Yaya Sanogo’s turn to leave the Emirates for first team football – joining Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season.
The French striker hasn’t exactly impressed at the Emirates and has struggled to get in the Gunners’ first team ahead of the likes of Olivier Giroud and even Joel Campbell.
Arsene Wenger had been hopeful of the youngster progressing and becoming a serious strike option for his side as he seeks a 18th consecutive top four finish in the Premier League – but that just hasn’t happened.
Still, the general consensus amongst Gooners is that Sanogo needs game time away from the club in order to improve and become a regular. But then again, some believe it’s about time the club finally got rid of him so Wenger could make some room for a world class goal scorer. Whether that happens is anyone’s guess, but that didn’t stop Arsenal fans taking to Twitter this morning to express their delight at the deal.
The true beauty of the whole Sanogo to Palace move has to be the fact he’ll be linking up with former Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, which certainly wasn’t lost on Gunners faithful either…
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) January 13, 2015
Hope Sanogo gets a run of games at palace, has the raw materials to be a decent CF but far to erratic 2be considered a starter for us #afc
— Matt (@itsmattray) January 13, 2015
With Sanogo and Podolski both going surely that means we're getting a striker in?? but who?? #AFC
— mark kerr (@markj_kerr) January 13, 2015
Yaya Sanogo's loan move to Crystal Palace, Podolski loan move to Inter. Definitely mean Arsene is after a Forward. #afc
— Obsessed Gooner (@Xeieshan_Gunner) January 13, 2015
Really happy with Sanogo's loan move to Palace. He needed it. Could form a frightening strike partnership up front with Chamakh. #AFC
— Hassan (@HassanAFC) January 13, 2015
Sorry but Sanogo doesn't have the ability that suggests he'll shine. He'll end up like Afobe. #Afc
— Chibuz (@Iceteacupp) January 13, 2015
— Mashidur Miah (@MashidurMiah) January 13, 2015
Sanogo officially joins crystal palace. Can see him banging goals at crystal palace just like forehead at Roma #Afc cursed
— Alexis Sanchez (@panjabiboy07) January 13, 2015
Sanogo also gone..good job..now bring in a better forward than the ones left #Afc
— Mac Reus Ambrossini (@Mac_Gooner) January 13, 2015
But I thought Podolski left because Wenger kept playing Sanogo instead!… So who do we play now? FFS #AFC
— The Arsenal 49ers (@thearsenal49ers) January 13, 2015
— Adam (@Adzzzzzzzzzz) January 13, 2015
— Dan Bonham (@DanBonzo) January 13, 2015