Arsenal sign Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre

Yaya Sanogo ran down his contract at Auxerre. Photo: PA

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of young French striker Yaya Sanogo on a long-term contract.

Sanogo joins the north London club on a free transfer after letting his contract with Auxerre run down.

Sanogo is a good young signing for us. He has shown that he has potential with his recent performances for Auxerre and also for the France Under-20 side. We are looking forward to Yaya joining us and continuing his promising development.

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger speaking to the club's official website