The Frenchman failed to break into Arsene Wenger’s first team plans, but despite one goal in 20 appearances, he still managed to get an FA Cup winners medal and a Charity Shield, more trophies than Spurs have won since 1991.
Talking of Spurs, he did score this beauty in March:
Half-time: #AFCU23 1-0 Tottenham
This strike from Yaya gives us the lead going into the break pic.twitter.com/p5OOzoiJg9
Speaking to L’Equipe, Sanogo said:
“I’m free, the adventure ends. My left calf is healed, it kept me off the pitch for nearly 7 months. I came back in January, with a fitness trainer. I was able to play again for the Arsenal reserves. It was very hard when I was injured. You feel so mentally alone, there is virtually nobody at your side. The injuries stunted my progress, there were moments where I was good. I remember the summer of 2014 when, during the Emirates Cup, I scored a quadruple against Benfica, and then there were some bad decisions, and I maybe did not always do what was necessary to impose myself…”
Anyway, best of luck Yaya, thanks for the memory(ies).