‘He’ll Be A Success’: Palace Fans React To Pardew’s First Acquisition


Now Arsenal may have thought they were signing the next Thierry Henry when they acquired the services of Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre back in 2013. He was French, tall, and played for the same local Parisian side that the former Gunners legend did back in his early days.

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However after 11 goals in French football in 21 games before he got his big move, Sanogo has hardly kept up his initial form. With just one competitive goal in a handful of first-team appearances since his arrival at the Emirates, he is best known for scoring four goals in the annual Emirates Cup pre-season competition against Benfica – hardly statue status.
But whilst potential has been shown in some important matches for Arsenal, it’s never quite gone for the Frenchman. So just as he is the second most famous Yaya in the Premier League, he also seems to have become second fiddle at the North London club too, just like he wasn’t quite good enough for the Clairefontaine academy as a schoolboy.
Yet, a lifeline has been issued. A lifeline in the form of Crystal Palace, who have offered the 21 year old a deal to the end of the season.
And although I have quickly damned the centre forward’s capabilities, it seems unlike in North London, Sanogo has some admirers in the South of London. From a rendition of an 80’s hit, to reminiscing about Jon Macken, here’s the Twitter reaction on their new signing from the Palace fans..