After last night’s 2-0 defeat to Southampton in the EFL Cup, Arsene Wenger was asked about the whereabouts of Yaya Sanogo.
The Frenchman has been nowhere to be seen this season, not even in this particularly competition, and it seems fairly obvious that injury is the cause.
However, the manager’s comments were a bit odd. He said Sanogo has a calf problem but explained it in a rather odd way. Here’s what he said verbatim:
“He had a real medical problem, you know, that I cannot explain to you here because it’s a confidential problem.”
“Not a secret problem, but it’s medical. I cannot speak about that medically but it’s no life threatening problem.
“He had a long-term injury and I am not specialised enough to explain to you what it is in his calf, but we had to rest him completely.”
So, there you go.
Sanogo was hardly likely to play much of a part this season, given we bought Lucas, to go with Alexis, Giroud and the returning Danny Welbeck, but for those wondering where he was, we have the answer.