Yaya Sanogo has made his comeback from injury with a 61 minute run-out for the U21s today at London Colney.
Terry Burton’s team took on Southampton at the training ground today, and the former Auxerre man got just over an hour of playing time under his belt before being replaced by Austin Lipman.
It was Sanogo’s first involvement since being sent on as a 60th minute substitute against Fenerbahce in the Champions League qualifier last August.
The young Frenchman picked up a back injury shortly after and has been sidelined since. Although he’s become the butt of jokes since his arrival, Arsene Wenger said of him at the time of his signing, “We have signed Sanogo. He has not made the headlines. Why?
“Because he is not £50m to £100m but I am quite confident he will make them soon on the pitch, and that for me is the most important.”
Obviously the manager sees something in him, and given the amount of football we have to play this season, the more fit bodies we have the better.
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