Arsenal prospect targeted by Premier League trio

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo has emerged as an object of transfer desires for three Premier League clubs; Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Sunderland.

Arsene Wenger promised great things when he signed the France U21 instead of an established striker in summer 2013, insisting his free transfer from Auxerre represented fantastic value for money.

But the 21 year-old striker is yet to find his first goal in the Premier League from eleven outings and boasts a rather slender return of one in 19 across all competitions for the Gunners – his solitary strike coming against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at the end of November.

Resultantly, Arsenal are planning to send Sanogo out on loan in January to gain some experience, with three Premier League relegation battlers interested.

Aston Villa are currently the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season and need a stand-in for the often-injured Christian Benteke, whilst Sunderland and Crystal Palace are both suffering from a lack of firepower too.

The Star claims however that in addition to the English trio, a number of clubs from across Europe could be interested in the 6 foot 4 front-man’s services.

Meanwhile, Arsenal visit Liverpool tomorrow afternoon in the Premier League’s late kick-off.