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5 players Arsenal should never have signed

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#4 Yaya Sanogo

Yaya Sanogo
Yaya Sanogo: Not everything people made hi

2012-13 represented a quintessential post-Highbury season for Arsenal – zero trophies, exit from the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage and nicking 4th place from rivals Tottenham at the last minute. Wenger and Gazidis, as had become the norm, confidently stated on media that big money signings and world class players are on the way. Many Arsenal fans thought this was a hint that a world class striker was part of the agenda. And thus, Higuain and Benzema were persistently linked.

Instead, Arsenal fans were greeted to the signing of Yaya Sanogo.

Through no fault of his own, Sanogo has come to represent everything the WengerOut contingent has to say – incompetence of the present suffered stoically in pursuit of an ever distant pipe dream. In the seasons to follow, Arsenal would go on to be the pacesetters for the first half of the season – only for a painfully familiar lack of depth to make its haunting return in the early months of the new year.

Published 28 Jan 2017, 10:32 IST
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