Arsenal manager has met with Yaya Sanogo’s agent in France and they would like to land him at the Emirates as a free agent in summer, French newspaper L’Equipe has revealed.
The representative and Wenger met last week, and Wenger was also accompanied by a former Arsenal player and the club’s France scout, Gilles Grimandi.Sanogo will be available to Asrsenal forfree as his contract with Auxerre, French Ligue 2, expires this summer.
Lille are also looking to sign the youngster, so Arsenal will face competition.
Sanogo’s past year was marked by a groin injury, but he made an impressive return following his recovery. He scored four goals against Laval, and three against Troyes.
Arsenal may not be signing a big name now, but a ’free’ substitute who can score goals will be good for Wenger. He can also develop him into a better player, like he did to some other young players in the past.