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According to reports from the ESPN, Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has confirmed he will leave the Emirates this summer after failing to break into Arsene Wenger’s starting XI.
The striker, who scored one goal in four years for the club, has seen his time at the Gunners come to an end after an injury-plagued spell
The French forward moved to London from Auxerre in 2013 but in that time has managed just 20 appearances and only one goal, against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in November 2014, before being deemed surplus to requirement.
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Sanogo went out on loan four times during his time with the Gunners, but says he does not blame Arsene Wenger for not playing him.
“The adventure ends,” he told L’Equipe.
“I maybe did not always do what was necessary to impose myself.
“But Wenger is a great manager and he taught me a lot.”
Sanogo has been linked with a possible move to Serie A, with Genoa said to be interested in signing him, having now returned to fitness having been sidelined due with a calf problem.
The 24-year-old also ruled the injuries that he felt cost him the chance to shine, including a calf injury which meant he was sidelined for seven months.
“There is this frustration about not knowing what the source of my pain was,” he continued
“I came back in January, with a fitness trainer, and I was able to play again for Arsenal’s reserves.
“It was very hard when I was injured. You feel so mentally alone.”