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Yaya Sanogo, the postman always scores twice (plus lyrics to his official song.)

By Walter Broeckx

So what was already know a few weeks ago is now made official. Yaya Sanogo will be an Arsenal player.

Of course the ones who are waiting for big names will be disappointed but surely even they must realise that we are only on the first day of the transfer market and that this is just a buy with the thought: if it works, great. If not, not much lost.

In fact it even can’t be called a buy as Sanogo ran down his contract and is a free player. His contract with Auxerre ended on Sunday and from Monday he was an Arsenal player. So this player coming in will not be interfering with other players we are after.

So what do we know about him? He is 20 years young. Ah those days….  It has been said that Arsenal originally wanted to buy him some four years ago but that was just a rumour with no substance. If it is true it shows that Gilles Grimandi has been following him for a while.

Yaya Sanogo has played 24 games for Auxerre and scored 11 goals in those games. And he has played within the French youth teams at all levels. For the moment he is at the U20 World cup in Turkey. And the French team [unlike England – Tony] is in the knockout stages and will play the host nation Turkey this evening. So maybe you can take a look at him if you can find the match on TV. I have heard it will be shown on Eurosport but they could decide to broadcast another game of course.

But I will try to have a look later today if I can and see how he does. In that U20 World Cup he has scored two goals already for France in 3 games. So not bad.

He is a big guy (at last big compared to most of us – 1,91 meter sure looks big to me). As Tony already said in an earlier article about him he has played in the same team as the well known Thierry Henry once did. Not a bad reference of course for us Gooners.

He also has played and scored a lot for the French youth teams so that also is a good sign.

He has also had a long time off with a very serious injury. He lost a whole season with a badly broken leg when he was around 18 years old.  He even thought of retiring from the game at that time as he kept on having troubles with his leg.

Now some may compare him with Diaby for this. We can only hope that he has recovered completely from his injury and I trust the medical department to have looked at that. Reports say that during his injury he even thought of becoming a postman. Well that is the story and you know some stories are not always correct.  Anyhow I hope that the postman always scores twice. [Blimey Walter, where do you get these comments from? – Tony]

And maybe that could be a great nickname for him. Yaya the postman Sanogo. Let’s hope he delivers.  [Oh for goodness sake – Tony]

Another thing is that his big idol is Adebayor and he said that he was delighted to step in his footsteps. Well I am glad for him but I really hope that he has a different personality from that of Adebayor.  Someone needs to tell Yaya that for some of us at leats Adebayor’s personality appears to be  seriously flawed.

But will Wenger make Sanogo the same player he made of Adebayor? Will he improve him and make him a 35 goal scorer a season? Only time will tell. We can only hope that if and when he does achieve that he doesn’t turn in to AdebayorII who thinks he is too good to play for Arsenal and wants to start grabbing money.

But if Sanogo is a smart boy he will have noticed that after leaving Arsenal the career of Adebayor (along with most players who have left us) has taken a big dip and hasn’t turned into the success he thought he was going to get.

Of course we don’t know if Sanogo will be an instant success at Arsenal or not. I think he will have been bought for the future. I think we will see him in a few pre-season games and then in the League Cup. Of course he could prove me wrong and start by scoring goals and turn in to a big goal machine. Don’t hesitate to do this if you want to, Yaya.

Some supporters have already found a good tune to sing his name. All together now…

Wake me up Yaya Sanogo,

hope you’re better than that c*nt from Togo

is the one that most thought very fitting. Who am I to say no? Not really the most tasteful song but I wouldn’t mind singing it when he scores a few goals for us.

And for those who hoped that our first signing would have been a bigger name I just say: be patient. The reason we could announce Yaya on the first day of the transfer window is that he was a free player. No messing with other clubs over fees and contracts and other things that are sometimes difficult to agree.

I got a feeling there is much more to come in this transfer window. And the signing of Sanogo will maybe look like landing a small fish at first. But who knows in a few years time we might remember this first day of the transfer season 2013 as the day we signed the new….. Oh well let us not get carried away too far.

Let us hope it turns out fine for him as it will be beneficial for Arsenal.

For now I wish him welcome to The Arsenal and hope he surprises us all and has a great career at our club.

[And Yaya – just so you know – Untold are the good guys.]

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45 comments to Yaya Sanogo, the postman always scores twice (plus lyrics to his official song.)

  • I was just having a look at the BBC football web site, and they carry the story about this signing. That site is now followed by a significant number of people (or maybe the same person a significant number of times) saying words to the effect, “Same Wenger as always; promises to spend money but actually brings in kids”.

    Working from my memory only, weren’t the last two transfers that we had Santi Cazorla and Monreal, both signed for money, bother established players of some renown?

    I think the twisting of facts to fit the obsession that Arsenal don’t buy established players has really got to such a level that any relationship with the facts seems to have vanished. Not that there was much there anyway.

  • The font

    I think what this site should do is log the most outrageous uturns from the Press and revisit them. After the window shuts that should be good for a laugh

  • WalterBroeckx

    If I may add to the signings of last year that surely show that we don’t just buy young unknown kids. or even of the last transfer windows:
    as you said:
    Monreal
    Cazorla
    Podolski
    Giroud

    and the summer before

    Arteta
    Mertesacker
    Santos
    Gervinho
    Park
    Benayoun
    And then a few youngsters like
    Oxlade-Chamberlain
    Jenkinson

    so much much much more older players and only 2 young players.
    And yes not all turned out a big success but most were and still are full time internationals for their country.

  • ARSENAL 13

    Was wondering, What happened to AFOBE. I hope he makes it at ARSENAL. I hope this Sanogo signing will encourage him to fight harder and come through.

  • Fred

    Of course the media and certain sections of Arsenal’s wonderful ‘support’ will jump on this signing as yet more evidence that the club are full of BS about signing quality, proven internationals and instead are simply following a well trodden path of snapping up untried kids from overseas.

    Of course, what they fail to mention is the fact that EVERY SINGLE CLUB does exactly the same thing now! The fact the u21 squad is deplted and needs adding to is another reason why we need young recruits.

    I hope we do sign Higuain, but I am also excited about this kid, I think he will be a big hit and not necessarily in a year or 2, but this upcoming season! I can see him starting out in the Capital One cup team and blossoming from there. His injury problems are in the past (we all hope) and happened at an age young enough for him to get over (just like Clichy and the dutch rat).

    Welcome aboard Yaya!

  • WalterBroeckx

    In the comment section we had a comment from someone who has never commented before and thus was held in moderation.
    The filth this person said about Wenger is so dirty he could face (and maybe also Untold?) a visit to the court and get taken to jail. That if Wenger would make a complaint about it.

    I will not publish it as it really is too dirty to do but this is a warning to the ones who want to do such things that I sometimes do feel the urge to send such things to the police and let them investigate this and see if they can find who writes such scandalous things.

    Of course the person who wrote this used a fake email address. Disgusting.

  • Zé Günner

    A risk worth taking…as was Eisfeld and Bischoff as freebies. If it works – great. If it doesn’t…fair enough, we’ve hardly pulled a Bendtner / Denilson / Park / Arshavin and wasted huge amounts of time and resources on him. Let the chips fall where they may and let’s hope we’re all singing that song for many years to come.

    It has been reassuring to see us change our recruitment policy over the last couple of seasons, with experienced pros coming in to deliver (not always…lol…) the sort of consistency and bravery that was sorely lacking post the sale of Fabregas. I’ve never really thought fourth was in doubt since our splurge on Arteta, Mertesacker, Santos (who people should remember put in some memorable performances – notably the 5:3 at Chelsea – before committing to an all-pie diet. Last seasons captures of Podolski, Cazorla and Monreal, regardless whether or not people consider them as “on the cheap”, has added depth to our squad on what was pretty weak left flank and some sorely needed creativity in the middle.

    As I’ve always said…give people a chance to act and then judge. See you on Deadline Day!

  • Zé Günner

    Worth a read…not being judgemental, but hopefully people can look at facts before reacting.

    http://tribuneherald.net/2013/06/26/texas-legislature-fails-on-abortion-passes-masturbation-bill/

  • Mick

    @Zé Günner
    Re link
    As it says on the site…
    ‘Tribune Herald is for satirical purposes only.’ so don’t worry.
    Mind you I wouldn’t rule such legislation out given the type of politicians who often get elected.
    Where would the AAA be if they banned wankers!

  • Zé Günner

    That was not the link I intended to post…that was a FB link I posted under the headline “Spurs fans stampede out of Texas”!

    The real link:

    http://injuryleague.com/2013/07/yaya-sanogos-injury-record/?

  • Ong Bing

    He is free transfer, right? So what is we complaint about?

    His last season statistic was good, now he is 20, so still much time for improving.

    For me, he is a good signing, worth it.

    Welcome to the club Yaya!

  • JohnW

    I don’t have a problem with Yaya Sanogo, i like his physique, and I think he knows a bit, where the goal is. However, I would also like to see a few youngsters promoted this season, given a real go, and if they fail, then so be it. Eisfeld, Gnabry, Afobe, Bellerin, Yennalis, Akpom and Miguel.

  • bjtgooner

    Sanogo looks a very good prospect, it will be interesting to watch how he develops. For now it looks like a very good piece of business by AW.

  • Walter, with those postman jokes, I think you’re just mailing it in.

    As opposed to Ashley Cole, some of whose performances have been phoned in.

  • uk

    yaya sanogo
    to wigan he will go
    or on the bench till his bum turns to goo
    and he joins d c**t from togo

  • sperez

    Oh I’m so EXCITED about this new signing. LOL!
    Only because Arsenal ‘rarely’ signs under 21s but when the club does, Wenger works his ‘magic’, making them top top top top top top top top top top top top top top top top players.

    Will he ever make the bench or will he follow in the footsteps of the vast majority of young players at Arsenal and disappear into obscurity?

    I know which one is more likely to happen?

  • bjtgooner

    @uk and sperez

    You really are a pair of tossers.

  • sperez

    I meant: I know which one is more likely to happen.

  • Sam

    sperez is struggling with pretty basic writing so we should definitely listen to his/her opinion; what a genius. You sure showed us all how smart you are, yet again (i might add) sperez. Nice job, muppet.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Write to the board sperez ask them to appoint you as the manager and take uk as your assistant

  • Al

    It’s live on Eurosport right now and he’s on, thanks Walter.

    Liking what I’ve seen so far, welcome Sanogo:)

  • Al

    sperez, you are a spurs fan, and I really wish you’d piss off to their forums than wind us up here all day every day. What’s wrong with us talking about a promising 20 yr old who’s joined on a free? Are we not allowed to talk about our own players without you butting in with your silly comments? Yet only yesterday you were announcing spurs signing paulinho, or whatever his name is, on a forum about F$F$ destroying football. So its ok for you to announce a player joining spuds on our forum but not ok for us to talk about our newest recruit. If you really are an Arsenal fan then you’re a very strange human being, and I don’t ever want to know the likes of you.

  • Yassin

    And he scores!

  • AL

    Sanogo scored!

  • Adam

    I think most of us are in agreement that Sperez is a twat.

    Its a shame she/he is allowed to monopolise an article, and a self confessed journalism graduate (should tell you all you need to know) a cunt of the highest order.

    It makes you wonder if we are a case study for her/him in that we are being wound up to see how abusive we can become?

    An instigator of the negative, which in any terms should be viewed as abusive, why would a person wish to carry on with that agenda?

    Why would an Arsenal hating Brazilian keep appearing on this site? What is the reason?

  • bjtgooner

    @Adam

    I fully agree. There are a number of dedicated negative characters who seem compelled to pollute this site, fortunately not too many, but sperez certainly seems to be a good candidate for a red card.

  • Pat

    Sorry I missed Sanogo scoring! I should have checked Untold two hours ago.

    Anyone, welcome to Arsenal, Yaya.

    Good thing you have a system of moderation, Tony and Walter.

  • nekuhan

    Yeah, yeah … I’m so excited … Barça got Neymar, Toths got Paulinho and we got … well Yaya Sanogo!
    Folks, get the conclusion by yourself, because I’m so excited by Wenger’s results and signings these last 8 years. Poor Arsenal FC, every year going down in quality …

  • sperez

    Walter, will they pay me 7.5m/year for winning sod all ?

    By the way, nekuhan, Paulinho is a very good signing for Spuds. You can tell AVB is really trying to improve the team. We’ll all see if Wenger will continue to gamble this season. Stakes are too high now.
    This season offers a good opportunity for Wenger to prove his doubters wrong. And I wish to be proved wrong. However, I have more faith in England winning the WC in Brazil (I never considered England a football powerhouse especially playing outside Europe) than in Wenger winning a major trophy again. The man is tactically naive. He should bring in someone with knowledge of tactics to help the team. But I don’t know if Wenger’s ego can take other people being praised.
    ‘Poor Arsenal FC, every year going down in quality …’ If nothing changes this season you know pretty well the club is nothing more than a business machine. Selling its prized assets is clearly a good way to make money. Successful business entity but a failed footballing model.

  • weedonald

    Spermhead aka Sperez…..and you are a total success as a douchebag and a total failure as a human being, football conniseur and supporter. I feel it is way past the time for Walter and Tony to flame your ass out of here and demote you to the Spuds websites where you can feast on the living dead to your heart’s content.

  • sperez

    You have more in common with Spud fans than me. They also want Wenger to stay (Chelsea, ManU and City fans want the same thing). Arsenal has been declining over the years allowing Spuds to become more than just a nuisance.
    You may choose to be deluded but the last two seasons offer more than enough evidence of this decline. Deny it or not, Arsenal were relegated to the Spuds level despite the big wage gap.
    Wenger mismanages the club’s resources.

  • Florian

    sp*rz, can you tell us what should Arsenal do to make you happy?

  • ARSENAL 13

    Living in a fantasy land??? Are you Sperez….

    After the big clear out from the youth team, what do you expect??

  • WalterBroeckx

    Walter, will they pay me 7.5m/year for winning sod all ?

    If you do what Wenger has done when he could compete with the others like winning a few league titles, FA cups qualify for the CL 16 years in a row, why not

    By the way, nekuhan, Paulinho is a very good signing for Spuds. You can tell AVB is really trying to improve the team. We’ll all see if Wenger will continue to gamble this season. Stakes are too high now.
    This season offers a good opportunity for Wenger to prove his doubters wrong. And I wish to be proved wrong.
    We are July 3rd today. The transfer window still lasts 2 months. Why don’t you just wait and see and if nothing happens any more then come back

    However, I have more faith in England winning the WC in Brazil (I never considered England a football powerhouse especially playing outside Europe) than in Wenger winning a major trophy again. The man is tactically naive. He should bring in someone with knowledge of tactics to help the team. But I don’t know if Wenger’s ego can take other people being praised.
    So since when are you allowed in the training ground? Since when do you know this from your own experience and not from hear say?

    ‘Poor Arsenal FC, every year going down in quality …’ If nothing changes this season you know pretty well the club is nothing more than a business machine. Selling its prized assets is clearly a good way to make money. Successful business entity but a failed footballing model.

    blah blah blah blah then why you still here? If that really is your opinion about Arsenal I think it is time to say goodbye

  • WalterBroeckx

    Oh well it is like in the course of the season. When we win they are not to be seen as they hate it when we win. But the moment we drop a point they come out of the woodwork and start their clichés.

    In a way they are people who live the easy way: being negative is far more easier than being positive.

    About banning them I am much in favour of free speech even the most ridiculous speech. And besides circus Untold needs a few clowns. What is a circus without some clowns?

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Walter ,do chill out – there are too many out there for us to get rid of !
    In the meantime there are some fantastic ‘comebacks’ on this website –
    https://www.facebook.com/grumpyoldgits

    A prime example to suit our present mood ,from 13.Dec 2012-

    Grumpy says ,
    “Some people come into our lives and leave footprints in our hearts ….
    others come along and we want to leave footprints on their face !”

  • Rupert Cook

    Wake Me Up Before You Sanagogo, to somewhere else, eventually, if he’s another Chamakh. Let’s hope he’s a brilliant success.

    Great attack on Abramovic by one of those journalists you all loathe. Pretty much mirrors my thoughts on that Russian crook, the man should be shipped back to Russia to face the wrath of the Russian people. A thief who’s wrecked English football.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmCtci6cen8

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Or, May 26th 2012 –
    ” You can’t always control who walks into your life ,
    but you can control which window you throw them out of !”

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Rupert – sweet ! Nice to the others stunned and lost for words especially Cascarino ! As Irish as they come !

  • Brickfields Gunners

    And Grumpy opines , “I have come to the conclusion that VERBAL
    DIARRHEA is a direct side effect of SHIT FOR BRAINS !”

  • Brickfields Gunners

    One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm.
    Here’s how it went:

    “Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest! ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”

    WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think are whispering when you are not.

  • Rupert Cook

    @Brickfields, brilliant wasn’t it? I’ve been calling a Abramovic a crook for years and it’s most enjoyable when a journalist on tv actually has the balls to call him the same. Hiding behind a football club to escape Putin. Mind you who can blame him as we all know what happens to those Putin hates.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Rupert – While his wealth may have been due to his high level contacts and he may not have been deserving of it ,he has been shrewd in not upsetting the applecart.
    He has avoided the fate of his contempories who went against Putin and who are in jail .He seems to have divested a lot of his Russian holdings and positions .

  • Stuart

    will they pay me 7.5m/year for winning sod all ?

    Love it.

    Well, if you were a manager with a successful track record having won trophies in 2 or more continents, helped your current employer to build a new stadium and state of the art training facilities, develop a youth academy and still, still manage to turn a profit then yes you would be entitled to 7.5 million per year. Until then……