Yaya Sanogo grabs hat-trick for U23s

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Yaya Sanogo scored a hat-trick as the Arsenal U23s came from 2-0 down to beat Reading 5-2.

The 24 year old hasn’t played a game for the first team since December 2014, and has had loan spells at Crystal Palace, Ajax and Charlton, as well as some injury problems.

The Gunners, with experienced players like Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson in the starting line up, went two goals down before blitzing the Royals with four second half strikes after the French full-back had pulled one back before half-time.

January signing Cohen Bramall got the other goal.

The game was also notable for the inclusion of Alex Iwobi who has made 36 appearances for the first team this season.

It seems an odd decision to essentially demote him to the U23s on the day we face Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Although the young Nigerian’s form has been a bit patchy, that’s true of almost all our players at the moment, and he scored the second goal in the 2-0 win over Palace in early January.

Maybe it’s just to keep his fitness up but it’s a an odd one all the same.

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Mr November

The Sanogo Massacre: Part II

Hutch

Love the clumsy fool.

Marksy

LANS

Badger

Is this what they call faux news?

Skinnyarse

He’s not sanogoal anymore, he is samoregoals! it’s time for first team football Yaya!

MofoLoco

Yes!! Looks like Alexis just lost all his leverage in those contract talks.

Damobot

I like

rex

We’ve got a knack for dramatic come-backs against reading don’t we!

Faisal Narrage

Media: “So now that you’ve sold Sanchez, who will you be purchasing to replace the Chilean?”
Wenger: *wiry grin* It is not always to buy, sometimes you have to find internal solutions that allows for automations and cohesions. We have Sanogo, he will surprise you.”

Arsenal fans: “AWWWWWWWW, HERE IT GOES”.

Nacho Cheese Kalevra

This post cured my cancer

Sean

Everybody out there go tell your homeboys and homegirls it’s time for yaya and jack!

a different George

Is there something about Reading?

Counsel

Iwobi could do with less attention and pressure. That is the only way to ensure the demands of the first team do not outweigh his abilities.

ScotchEggsRule

An utter waste of wages. Let him go back to being a posty.

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The Iwobi one is strange. If the u23 were fighting for promotion (as was the case last season) I could see the sense in a couple of our younger first teamers being lent to the side, but playing one on the same day as a first team match is baffling – particularly given the injury record of players probably in the squad ahead of him today (Welbz, Ox, Ramsey).

Lord Bendnter

This man has scored hatrick after hatrick, what more do you need?
And yet our manager chooses to start players like Sanchez and Welbeck instead. What has he got to do to get into the lineup? If this continues, we may lose him to Barcelona, and we would have no one to blame but ourselves

Aleksander Włodarz

Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out !

Santori

Bramall ‘s the one I’d be watching carefully.

Lback position will need attention.

Monreal makes correct decisions but struggles with pace (and age)

Gibbs has pace but doesn’t always make the right decisions.

We will need to replace one shortly.

Goonerest

Debuchey is pushing the Under 23 age limit slightly

LyonSL

I think he deserves one more season, one last chance
who knows … in football everything is possible

Des

He had a letter from his Mum

DB10**

every cloud has a silver lining. sanowngoal save us.

GGG

The hero we need but didn’t deserver

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