The 20 year old Frenchman has so far only made one league appearance for the Gunners after he was bought in as a second-half substitute in the 3-1 win over Fulham last month.
Sanogo, who joined the Gunners on a free transfer from Auxerre earlier this summer says he is prepared to be patient as he adapts to life in the Premier League under the guidance of Arsene Wenger.
Speaking to Le10Sport, he said:
I know my time will come. I am patient and I am working hard every day. I tell myself that I’m only 20, I have to keep working to gain experience.
I have been with Arsenal for two months now and I am adapting well to England and starting to get my bearings.
In training, there are only great players, so you can only move forward.
Arsenal is a great club, but even if I am only a small part of it I am a player like all the others. I have two eyes and two feet like them.
Sanogo scored nine goals in 11 appearances for Auxerre during the second half of last season but was out of action for nearly 18 months prior to that, with a long-term knee injury. He helped the French under-20 side win the World Cup this summer in Turkey, scoring four goals in seven matches and playing a big part in the victory.
The 20 year old is an impressive player, with his size and imposing strength he also brings speed and an electric quickness that can terrify defenders. The Frenchman is a defender’s nightmare with pace to burn and a thunderbolt of a strike at his disposal. He attributes his technical skills to the endless five-a-side matches during his time as a child at Les Ulis, the same side where Thierry Henry started his career.
His first touch is immaculate not just with his feet but he is very capable of holding the ball up with his back to goal. He can also drop in and play the possession game due to his superiority in his technical game. Sanogo is a typical Wenger signing because he’s young, French, and cheap.
Although he’s a complete forward, but he does appear to be willing to do every single job a striker should be able to do. He’s nowhere near the finished product, but crucially, he has a footballing brain that’s advanced beyond its years. With Giroud being the only striker available in the squad, the Frenchman will get plenty of opportunities to prove his talent.
Injuries have slowed his development, but age is on his side so if he can stay away from the injuries Sanogo can become an Arsenal great.
What do you say Gunners?