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Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo has confirmed he will leave the Emirates Stadium next season after failing to break into Arsene Wenger’s starting XI.
Sanogo arrived at Arsenal four years ago, he was tipped to be the next Didier Drogba but quickly fell out of contention due to injuries and fitness problem.
Sanogo confirmed his interest to leave the Emirates in search of regular first-team action: “I’m free. The adventure ends.” But he then explained that he hadn’t played much because of his ongoing injury problems. After we won our title of under-20 world champion in Turkey (in 2013), I was quickly launched into the bath by Arsene Wenger.” Sanogo said in L’Equipe
“I play, including a qualifying match for the Champions League, against Fenerbahçe. And then I hurt myself.
“Yes (my back), a herniated disc. I did not have an operation. But from that moment on, my body often let me go.
“The wounds have cut off my momentum. There are times when I was well. I remember the summer of 2014 when, during the Emirates Cup, I put a quadruple against Benfica (5-1).
“And then there were bad choices, and I may not always do what is necessary to impose on me.”
This past season, he was yet again injured and missed the first half of the season. “My left calf is healed. It kept me away from the fields for almost seven months. I resumed in January, with a physical trainer.
“I was able to play again with the Arsenal reserves.”