Yaya Sanogo staked his claim for a start against Bayern Munich next week with a goal in his comeback game for the Arsenal U23s.
The Gunners, fielding some experienced players like Carl ‘Jenky’ Jenkinson, Mathieu ‘Debby’ Debuchy, Emi ‘Clown Killer’ Martinez, overcame Tottenham 2-0 this afternoon.
It was the 24 year old’s first appearance at any level this season, after enduring a difficult time with injury, and he opened the scoring against the old enemy with this sensational strike.
Half-time: #AFCU23 1-0 Tottenham
This strike from Yaya gives us the lead going into the break pic.twitter.com/p5OOzoiJg9
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 3, 2017
Back in December, Arsene Wenger hinted at some mystery behind his absence, saying, “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.”
Reiss Nelson secured the three points with just minutes to go, scoring the goal that made the game safe.
But all eyes were on Yaya whose contract runs out in June and will probably leave the club on a free transfer at that point.