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Transfer news: Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo set to sign loan deal with Bordeaux

Image: Yaya Sanogo has struggled to establish himself in Arsenal's first-team

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo appears to be on the cusp of joining Bordeaux on loan for the rest of the season.

The France U21 international joined the Gunners from Ligue 1 side Auxerre in 2013 but has struggled to make an impact, making just eight starts.

Manager Arsene Wenger had high hopes for the 21-year-old after a strong showing in pre-season but he has scored just one goal in six appearances this term.

Bordeaux, who are sixth in France’s top division, have been in discussions with the North London club and Sanogo’s representatives for several days.

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And their president Jean-Louis Triaud told French radio Soir de Foot (or ‘Football Evening’): “He wants to come to us – it’s a certainty.

"We are working on Sanogo’s arrival and the goal is to have him available for the Monaco game on Sunday.

“We asked for Arsenal to keep us informed. They have given me a response date of either Tuesday or Wednesday and I have explained to them that I would prefer Tuesday.”

Sanogo began his youth career at Les Ulis in the Paris suburbs, before moving south-east to Auxerre as a 13-year-old in 2006.

Sanogo has represented France at every level from U16s to U21s and has eight caps and five goals for the latter.

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