Yaya Sanogo has confirmed he will leave Arsenal this summer with his contract at the club up and not set to be renewed.
The 24-year-old joined the club from Auxerre in 2013 but has struggled with injuries and been out on loan several times meaning he has barely played for the first team.
The forward is now fit again after a lengthy lay-off but admits he will now be looking for a new club after his contract at Arsenal expired.
“I’m free. The adventure ends,” he told French newspaper L’Equipe.
“My left calf is healed. It kept me off the pitch for nearly seven months. I came back in January, with a fitness trainer. I was able to play again for the Arsenal reserves.”
Sanogo did indeed play for the reserves earlier this year, getting on the scoresheet, which he admits was a huge boost after such injury heartache.
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“Three games with four goals. It is not a lot, but it was a real source of relief for me,” he added. “It was very hard when I was injured. You feel so mentally alone. There is virtually nobody at your side. And there is this frustration about not knowing what the source of my pain was.”
Although Sanogo may have not had the best time at Arsenal he does depart with an FA Cup winners’ medal after coming on as a substitute in the win over Hull in 2014.