Theo Walcott has praised new signing Yaya Sanogo, who he feels demonstrated some of his quality on his debut.
The Frenchman started in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Galatasaray on Sunday featuring for an hour before the introduction of Olivier Giroud. He was instantly involved after a defensive error led to a charge on goal for the youngster, but he was unable to unleash a strong enough shot.
Walcott, who has only trained with the former Auxerre striker a few times has seen the promise that made Wenger acquire him on a free transfer this summer and expects some big things from the forward despite the limited spaces in the frontline setup.
Walcott told Arsenal.com:
He’s a strong boy. He’s only had a couple of training sessions with us. I’ve only trained with him a couple of times.
He’s a nice lad and I think he’ll do very well for us. There’s a lot of competition for that position. I think he showed his qualities in patches today definitely.
It was certainly interesting to see the French Youth International in action for the first time, and he displayed his ability to dibble and power on the ball.
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He has a Adebayor-esk style about him, and I say that positively, he is still very inexperienced and new to the squad so it will take time for him to adapt to English and Arsenal life but he will be a big player in the future.
As for now Wenger needs to get his cheque book out and fast!
What are your thoughts on Sanogo’s debut run out?