Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain backs Yaya Sanogo to shine for Arsenal
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is backing Yaya Sanogo to produce his best form for Arsenal this season
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes it won’t be long before Yaya Sanogo shows his “raw ability” at Arsenal.
The 21-year-old impressed as he scored four goals against Benfica in the Emirates Cup in pre-season but was left out of Arsene Wenger’s squad for last weekend’s trip to Everton.
I don’t think he would be at a club like Arsenal if he wasn’t a good talent
Wenger could be forced to call on the striker more often in the coming weeks, with Olivier Giroud set to be sidelined with an ankle injury.
And Oxlade-Chamberlain is feels that Sanogo, who joined Arsenal from Auxerre last summer, will show what he’s capable of this season.
“I think Yaya is a very good player,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain. “He’s a young lad like myself and he’s got [progression to make] like I do.
“I think at the moment he’s shown his raw ability. In the Emirates Cup he scored four great goals and as a striker, especially last season, I think he got into some really good positions and it just didn’t fall for him in terms of scoring goals.
“He’s a really good lad as well. He works very hard on and off the pitch and I don’t think he would be at a club like Arsenal if he wasn’t a good talent. I’m sure the boss would tell you the same thing.”