Friday 3rd March 2017, remember the date. Just a normal end to the week? Nope. Yaya Sanogo actually did something good. Yes, that Yaya Sanogo. No, this isn’t some weird Football Manager parallel universe.
The young French striker was playing for Arsenal’s U23 side at London Colney this afternoon against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur and opened the scoring, to put the Gunners on their way to a victory against their arch-rivals.
Given Arsenal have endured a tough year so far, with the most recent blow being a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich, it was about time the North London side had something to cheer about- and it’s fair to say the fans were loving it.
Gooners across the globe took to social media to have their own say on Sanago’s goal, each providing their own little slant- and plenty of jokes directed towards their local rivals.
@Arsenal Sanogo madness against Bayern incoming
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) March 3, 2017
@Arsenal MY HEROOOOOO
— Niall (@Sanogology) March 3, 2017
— 1886 (@1886_blog) March 3, 2017
@Arsenal Sanogo back in time for Bayern. ???? ????
— ElNinoMaravilla (@DenizSliq) March 3, 2017
@Arsenal The French Pele
— Ehab J Johnson (@EhabJohnson) March 3, 2017
@Arsenal honestly, I forgot he played for the club still
— Jon D Barker ???? (@JonDBarker) March 3, 2017
@Arsenal why is he playing today and not in tomorrow's squad FFS!?
— Ivor Cannon (@ivorcannon) March 3, 2017
— Karl Richardson (@karlrrich83) March 3, 2017
@Arsenal be happy with the youngsters but we all know the 1st team will concead 4 against Liverpool
— Timothy Moeng (@MoengTimothy) March 3, 2017