Arsenal seal deadline day striker transfer
By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Yaya Sanogo has cut join his loan at Ajax to join Charlton for the rest of the season, it was announced on Monday night.
The Arsenal striker has followed in the footsteps of Francis Coquelin by becoming the second Gunners player to move to the Valley in consecutive seasons.
Coquelin revived his career following an impressive loan spell at Charlton and Sanogo will hope to do use the Championship club to provide a springboard for his career.
The former France youth international, 23, has spent the first half of the season on loan at Ajax and, in pre-season, scored four goals against Portuguese giants Benfica for Arsenal in the Emirates Cup.
But he scored just one goal in nine appearances for the Dutch giants and Arsenal exercised the recall option in his season-long loan.
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Sanogo began his career in the Club Omnisports des Ulis academy – the youth system that produced ex-France internationals Patrice Evra and Thierry Henry.
After spending one year with the Parisian club, he was signed by Ligue 1 side Auxerre. He bagged 15 goals in 31 league appearances for their B team, and was then promoted to the first team, where he netted 11 times in 21 league games.
Last term, he played six times for Arsenal before spending the second half of the season on loan at Crystal Palace.