Despite no official confirmation from Arsenal, apparently new signing Yaya Sanogo is already impressed with the club. Speaking to French media, Sanogo stated his delight in signing with the Gunners and told reporters of how the surprise move came about.
Sanogo said; “I told my agent the choice would be made between these two clubs. Lille’s coach Rudi Garcia called me all the time. I hesitated a lot. Gilles Grimandi [Arsenal scout] came to see me from time to time at Auxerre too. One day he called me for a meeting in a Paris hotel and Arsene Wenger was there. I was very impressed.”