The tall forward was signed as something of a work-in-progress from Auxerre three years ago but despite flashes of talent against the likes of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, Sanogo is still waiting on his first Premier League goal.
Last season, Sanogo was farmed out to Dutch giants Ajax and Charlton Athletic, but failed to make any sort of tangible impact at either club – scoring just three goals throughout the entire campaign.
And as domestic rivals Manchester United and Chelsea complete deals for the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Michy Batshuayi, Sanogo seems to embody the Arsenal supporters’ frustration at their club’s lack of serious activity in the transfer market over the last couple of years:
At this point I'm mentally prepared for a season of Sanogo/Asano up top. Not even joking in the slightest.
— Sultan (@DieFohlen) July 5, 2016
"He's like a new signing," Wenger, in 2 weeks, when Sanogo scores a hat-trick against Chivas. pic.twitter.com/A5vtqmRGnJ
— Si (@ykovatchev) July 5, 2016
Lol so sanogo is still an arsenal player? ???
— Nathaniel Simepiriye (@kaliotamunokuro) July 5, 2016
Tell me we're gonna loan Sanogo back out… Please
— ㅤ (@CrucialAlexis) July 5, 2016
Look at Jose making signings left right and centre. All we've done is buy a Japanese striker and Sanogo is back which makes it ok for us
— Geö (@GeoAFC) July 5, 2016
YAYA SANOGO IS BAAAACK!. PREMIER LEAGUE IS TERRIFIED!
— London Is Red (@__LondonIsRed__) July 5, 2016
Oh god return of sanogo
— ¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥ (@VeerKantelia1) July 5, 2016
When Arsenal Twitter saw Sanogo in training photos pic.twitter.com/MusiLewKs6
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) July 5, 2016
Giroud, Walcott & Sanogo loooooool pic.twitter.com/tT0RFJYLnU
— عبد العزيز (@JamzSho) July 5, 2016
Wow, quite a reaction, eh? Is he really that bad, and is there absolutely no chance he could turn out to be a decent player?