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Arsenal inks French striker Sanogo

London, England (Sports Network) - Arsenal have signed young French striker Yaya Sanogo to a long-term contract, the club confirmed on Monday.

Sanogo, 20, is currently playing for his country at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he has scored in two of three matches to help France reach the knockout stage of the competition.

Sanogo played for Ligue 2 side Auxerre last season, scoring 11 goals in 24 appearances before leaving the club at the expiration of his contract.

"The deal is subject to the completion of formal registration processes, with Sanogo joining up with his new teammates after his participation in the U-20 World Cup," a statement read on Arsenal's official website. "Everyone at Arsenal looks forward to welcoming Yaya to the club."

"Sanogo is a good young signing for us. He has shown that he has potential with his recent performances for Auxerre, and also for the France U-20 side," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger added. "We are looking forward to Yaya joining us and continuing his promising development."

07/01 16:54:49 ET


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