Yaya Sanogo to Ajax: Arsenal striker to link up with Gunners great Dennis Bergkamp in season-long loan move

The Frenchman moved to the Emirates in 2010

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Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is nearing a season-long loan move to Ajax, according to reports.

The Gunner striker, 22, has failed to break into the squad since his move from Auxerre in 2010.

He will link up with Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp at Ajax. Bergkamp, who enjoyed 11 years with the north Londoners, and is currently assistant manager at Ajax.

The Frenchman Sanogo has made 11 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace.

He scored one goal in total for Arsenal, against Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League win in November.

Sanogo is not in the Arsenal squad that travelled to Singapore for the pre-season Barclays Asia Trophy today.


The Gunners will take a 27-man squad to the Far East in the first leg of their pre-season preparations, with summer signing Petr Cech joining up with his new team-mates for the first time since a £10million switch from Chelsea

Danny Welbeck, Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky, who along with captain Mikel Arteta has signed a contract extension, is also not part of the squad for Singapore because of what Arsene Wenger describes as a small injury picked up on international duty.

Goalkeeper David Ospina, linked with a move away from the club following Cech's arrival, has been given extra holiday following the Copa America, as has key man Alexis Sanchez, whose penalty in the shoot-out won the final for hosts Chile.