Arsenal will be a great club for me, declares Yaya Sanogo

Yaya Sanogo describes Arsenal as a "great club" for him and says he has rejected offers from "many teams" to sign for Gunners

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Arsene Wenger is "very confident" of signing Yaya Sanogo Photo: Back Page Images

Yaya Sanogo has described Arsenal as a “great club” for him and says he has rejected offers from “many teams” to sign for the Gunners.

The Auxerre forward is set to move to The Emirates this summer after Arsene Wenger confirmed that the north Londoners are in advanced talks over a deal for the 20-year-old.

“Arsenal could be a great club for me. I scored nine goals this season with Auxerre and they think I can improve my level in England,” Sanogo told Sky Sports.

“I am pleased to be following in the footsteps of Abou Diaby who came through from Auxerre. There are many teams interested in me, but Arsenal is my choice.”

Sanogo, who has scored eight goals in 12 Ligue 2 appearances this season, is out of contract in June and the Gunners have been heavily linked with a swoop for Under-21 France international.

Asked about Arsenal’s interest in Sanogo last week, Wenger said: “We are advanced with him but it is not done. I am very confident [of signing him]. He is a young, promising striker who is a big talent.”

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