With the signing of French youth striker Yaya Sanogo, could this be the opening bell for a potential Gunners mad rush during the transfer window?
Sanogo, formerly of Ligue 2 side Auxerre, signed a long-term deal with Arsenal as first reported by Arsenal.com, is another typical signing by both manager Arsene Wenger and the Gunners, as they have shown a history of signing young, unproven talent and molding them into Wenger’s fluid attacking system.
With the so-called “silly season” of transfer rumors from less than credible sources such as The Mirror in full swing, it is hard for any fan—let alone Gooners—to sit idly by and hope for the proverbial knight in shining armor to help them get over their dearly departed Robin van Persie.
This writer personally feels that if Arsenal is serious about winning or becoming a legitimate power in Europe once again, they must find a way to secure the signatures of a top-flight player, most preferably either at forward/striker, midfielder and goalkeeper.
Being linked to the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Marouane Felliani, Fernando Torres and the proverbial Moby Dick-sized whale in the form of Wayne Rooney may be nice and all, but as of now, Arsenal is a just another haplessly lost Ahab fishing in the vast and never-ending sea of endless transfer gossip rumors and false hope.
Sonogo is real, Rooney, Higuain, Torres and even Santa Claus are not—depending who you talk to of course.
In Sonogo, Arsenal can develop him—at a lower cost—to play up front along fellow Frenchman Oliver Giroud, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
While Sanogo is not Rooney, Torres, Felliani or Higuain, who are on every Gooner’s transfer window Christmas list, at 20, he is younger, less expensive and while he isn’t the big name Gooners are hoping for, but could develop into a quality reserve for Wenger and the Gunners in the very near future.
As far as the supposed rumors from those so-called sources, I speak for many when I say, I’ll believe it when I see it.