MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has called for on-loan Arsenal star Yaya Sanogo to be banned for the rest of the season, with the French forward handed a straight red for his elbow on Antony Kay during Charlton’s goalless draw this past Tuesday, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Robinson was highly critical of the loanee after the game, and called for an extended ban after his behaviour. Sanogo will already face a three match ban, but despite Robinson’s protests, is unlikely to receive anything more.
“It was disgusting. He should be banned for the rest of the season,” he said.
“He’s clearly, off the ball, had a go and then a second one. Rob Hall too was clotheslined on the far side of the pitch. Some of the tackles were borderline assault. I was expecting to see the police in the tunnel at full-time.
“I know it’s about the fight and competing for survival in one of the most difficult leagues in Europe, but there has to be an element of control.
“It’s not acceptable. He could have broken his jaw. Their manager (Jose Riga) didn’t shake my hand until we were in the tunnel either, so it ended on a bitter note for me. But we were the better team.
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“Charlton had to win here. We’ve come here and done a wonderful job. We’ve lost every time we’ve come here before. I felt we should have got more.
“Everyone has come back to us in the table, which is good, but we just need to nick a few wins here and there.”
Sanogo has really hit the ground running at Charlton, and after bagging a hat-trick recently and starring in a big win the fans were singing his name. This will more than likely damage his reputation with the fans though, as he’s made survival that much harder for them with his lengthy ban.
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Sanogo seems unlikely to succeed at Arsenal, and it seems only a matter of time before the 23-year-old is shipped out permanently. Arsene Wenger is clearly looking to give him some time out on loan in order to see if he improves drastically enough to have a future at Arsenal, but deep down he must see what all the fans saw long ago, that Sanogo just isn’t good enough.