Wenger hails ‘excellent’ Sanogo after Arsenal’s win over Liverpool

Arsene Wenger singles out Yaya Sanogo for special praise after Arsenal's FA Cup win over Liverpool

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Yaya Sanogo impressed against Liverpool Photo: Yaya Sanogo/Facebook

Arsene Wenger singled out Yaya Sanogo for special praise after the striker impressed in Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth-round win over Liverpool.

The French striker was involved the the build-up to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s opener at Emirates Stadium as his turn and shot was parried into the path of the midfielder by Brad Jones.

I wanted to give a chance to Sanogo, and I think overall his performance justified it

Arsene Wenger

The 21-year-old, who joined the Gunners over the summer, proved a handful for Liverpool defenders Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel as he made just his third appearance of the season.

And the forward earned glowing praise from his manager after the 2-1 victory over the Merseyside outfit.

“For a first performance he was excellent. He was always in the game, he was a handle for them,” said Wenger.

“It’s his first official game basically, he played one game in the reserves for 60 minutes. Considering the intensity of the game, he was absolutely excellent.

“I wanted to give a chance to Sanogo, and I think overall his performance justified it.”

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